Consultation with Brigades, Groups, Units (BGUs), Volunteer Associations and DFES Operational Staff has identified a range of training opportunities to assist young peoples’ skills and leadership development in emergency services volunteering.
DFES will be hosting a number of training workshops and opportunities on a trial basis for registered BGU based junior cadets including regional centres where available.
Following on from this course being successfully run in Perth earlier this year, a Junior First Aid Training course is being offered on Saturday 24th June 2017 at the Geraldton ECC Building (at the entrance to the Geraldton airport) for junior cadets 12 to 14 years of age as part of the DFES Sponsored Youth Programs training calendar.
The aim of the course is to provide junior cadets with fundamental first aid skills. This course includes hands on activities and learning about how to respond to situations they may face from day-to-day.
Junior first aid training covers emergency response, calling an ambulance, CPR, bandaging for bleeds, burns, breaks, bites, stings and the use and make up of a first aid kit.
To nominate for this training cadets must
- Be 12 to 14 years of age and actively involved in emergency services volunteering;
- Be a registered junior cadet member of a volunteer brigade, group or unit in Western Australia.
Minimum and maximum numbers apply to this training.
Costs of the workshop will be paid by DFES. Lunch will be provided on the day.
To apply please complete the training application form attached and forward to the Strategic Volunteer Coordinator Youth Programs at Lynelle.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 16th June 2017.
Download: Training Registration Form
VFES Junior Members from Bullsbrook attended the Perth session of this training and their feedback was very positive. The ESVA strongly encourages any brigades with Junior Members to promote the course and help upskill our younger members.