Medical training for Fire and Rescue Service (FOI)
Medical training for Fire and Rescue Service (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 September 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Questions in relation to the fire and rescue service only.
What was the organisation’s annual spend on medical training during the most recently available financial year?
How much was spent on which level of medical training?
Is the organisations medical training (either in part or whole) provided by a commercial enterprise, if yes, what was the annual spend on commercially delivered medical training during the most recently available financial year?
Does the organisation have a Clinical Governance (CG) framework? If yes, is the framework provided by a commercial enterprise or is the CG framework from within the organisation?
£900 was spent in 2019 for 1 instructor in the field of Immediate emergency care (IEC) to attend an instructor’s course in the UK. The current instructors are on a recertification rolling programme every 3 years.
The current medical programme within the States of Jersey Fire & Rescue Service (SJFRS) is taught from within the organisation by instructors who receive outside validation of skills. The SJFRS follow a monthly training programme which incorporates every watch and operational firefighter to include on call firefighters. SJFRS work in collaboration with States of Jersey Ambulance service (SJAS).
The Immediate Emergency Care (IEC) framework has been developed by the Chief Fire Officers’ Association in order to provide a standardised approach to casualty care within the UK Fire & Rescue Service. It covers all aspects of first aid and trauma training requirements, from a basic first responder course to an IEC train the trainer level with hospital placements and clinical governance to ensure the best possible level of casualty care.
The IEC framework provides the most advanced, up to date trauma training currently available to non-health care professionals. IEC was designed in conjunction with the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons for Edinburgh and the Ambulance Service Directors of Clinical Standards and is approved by the Joint Royal College and Ambulance Liaison Committee.