Quick-thinking cadet

A CHETTISHAM youngster is up for a top national award for her quick-thinking at a three-vehicle road accident. Army cadet Jodi Page, 14, was with a group of fellow cadets returning home from a first aid competition in Leicestershire last year when they w

A CHETTISHAM youngster is up for a top national award for her quick-thinking at a three-vehicle road accident.

Army cadet Jodi Page, 14, was with a group of fellow cadets returning home from a first aid competition in Leicestershire last year when they witnessed the crash on the A47.

While other cadets controlled traffic, Jodi's attention was drawn to a female casualty in a nearby car.

Although the space inside was extremely limited, Jodi managed to support the woman's head to prevent further injury and comforted her while they waited for paramedics.


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When the ambulance crew arrived, she briefed them about the situation.

Now she has been nominated for a St John Ambulance First Aider of the Year Medal.

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She has already received a certificate from the organisation in recognition of her quick thinking.

Making the nomination, Colonel Roger Burgess OBE, commandant of Cambridgeshire Army Cadets, said: "Jodi is a key member of the County First Aid Team and has proven her reputation as a caring and committed young person - we are all very proud of her."

The nomination will be considered by the St John Ambulance panel in June and the result will be announced in July.

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