NSW Championships First Aid Competition Recap

A few weeks ago Newport competed in the NSW Championships First Aid Competition.

The First Aid competition is an extremely important part of Surf Life Saving Championships, designed to promote and demonstrate a high standard of First Aid prowess by Surf Life Saving members in teams of two.

Each event has a set simulated accident scenario and a set time limit for each team in the event to respond. Teams come out of isolation to a completely random emergency and are required to examine their casualties, make their diagnosis and then treat the casualties using the materials provided and their first aid kits.

Points are awarded based on the teams’ approach to the casualty, examination and diagnosis, treatment applied and management of the incident.

In the U15 division, Newport teams took gold and silver and in the Open Mixed First Aid, Newport placed 4th.

Congratulations to all our competitors.