We’re finally home after an exhausting, yet amazing, time at the First Aid Convention in Europe (FACE) 2009 held this year in Oldenburg, Germany. Yesterday saw the highlight of the convention, a first aid competition held in the city centre of Oldenburg.
The day began (quite painfully) at 5am. Of course we were sensible and had an early night, some teams however chose to party into the early hours and suffered in the morning!
Then came the scenarios, I can’t list them all but to give you a flavour we had:
- A van on fire after a gas explosion, we had to assist the German fire & rescue service. Personally I found this the most challenging; I had a casualty with major burns and not enough water to cool them. Our team leader then came up with the idea of using a fire hose to cool his injuries, genius!
- A drunken fishing expedition gone wrong. This ended up with a man falling into the river.
- An accident at a wedding procession involving a horse drawn carriage (With real living horses wandering around).