Wave 105 pair ready for first aid training

Wave 105 presenters

After a volunteer first aider from St John Ambulance Hampshire heard Wave 105 teatime presenters Andy Jackson and Kate Weston talking about their lack of first aid skills on-air, the charity contacted Wave 105 to offer the presenters vital training skills. Andy and Kate are preparing to receive first aid training.

It can save lives

Jacqueline Lowery, St John Ambulance Training Manager said: 'We are absolutely delighted to able to help Andy and Kate learn first aid skills. According to research conducted to mark national first aid awareness week, the majority of people lack the knowledge to undertake basic first aid procedures*.

We are absolutely delighted to able to help Andy and Kate learn first aid skills

Jacqueline Lowery
Training Manager, St John Ambulance Hampshire
‘We believe everyone should learn basic first aid skills as anyone could find themselves in an emergency situation at any time.'

Wave 105’s Andy Jackson said: 'People always think ‘it will never happen to me’ so don’t tend to think about first aid training, but it’s so important and can save lives. Kate and I both have children so we have asked for our training to include some elements on resuscitation and choking – apparently one in three people don’t know what to do if their child chokes*. We are pleased to be able to have this opportunity to work with St John Ambulance.'

Andy and Kate’s first aid course will include the following elements:

  • Communication and casualty care
  • Managing an incident
  • Looking after yourself and the casualty
  • Child and infant resuscitation
  • Treatment of severe bleeding and an unconscious casualty
  • Treatment of choking in children and infants

Find out more about booking a first aid course.