A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos was rewarded for his efforts with a Cadet First Aid team with a behind the scenes visit to a pair of lifesaving organisations.
As a reward for representing Wales at the National First Aid Competition earlier this year, Head Boy Nick Fiorita was part of a team of cadets from the Clwyd and Gwynedd award-winning First Aid Team that visited the Welsh Air Ambulance and HM Coastguard Search and Rescue bases at Caernarfon Airport.
As well as getting up close and personal with the helicopters and meeting the crews, the cadets were out through their paces using some of the specialised equipment available to the emergency teams.
First Aid Training Officer Louise Baker-Morris, said: “Thank you to Col Mark Knights from Welsh Air Ambulance and 203 Field Hospital RAMC for taking the time to show us around and setting up some additional training for us. It was a good day extending our friendship with St Bridgets CCF.”
Caernarfon Airport is home to Welsh Air Ambulance Helimed 61 providing emergency air cover for the whole of North Wales.
Caernarfon is also one of the facilities established under the UK SAR contract in March 2013 where Bristow Helicopters Ltd is the provider of helicopter search and rescue (SAR) services in the UK, on behalf of Her Majesty's Coastguard.
The facility became operational on July 1, 2015 and is available 24 hours a day. It is the home for two Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters.