By Augustin Thibouw
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The weather did not smile on the associations on Saturday September 3 at Eu (Seine Maritime). For the 14th edition of the sports festival, 26 associations gathered at the Franchet stadium. The inhabitants were thus able to get in touch with the members of the associations but also to try out the different sports.
Demonstration of JSPs
Among these associations and for the first time, the firefighters of the barracks Salt Meadows. They had a stand there all day. « We wanted to participate in the sports festival to give ourselves visibility but also to show that we are there with the young firefighters (JSP)”, explains the vice president of the association of young firefighters of the city of Eu.
With this stand, installed near the football field, the young firefighters offered initiations to first aid gestures.
Young people show visitors how to perform the gestures. There were cardiac massages, PLS (Lateral Safety Position), choking. It was based on what people wanted to see.
“We did not expect to have so many people”
For this first experience at the sports festival, the vice president is satisfied with the crowds he was able to have on his stand even if he notes a downside. “This morning there was many people who came to see us,” he notes. “But this afternoon it was calmer because of the rain. We made about fifty people, we did not expect to have so many people.
A date he wants repeat next year for which he will ask for a larger shelter.
A recruiting session
Saturday September 10young people wishing to join the ranks of the JSP are expected at the Prés-Salés rescue center in 2 p.m. for various tests. « We had 4 people who came to see us today for that and we had already registered before so there will be 8 or 9 », rejoices the vice president of the association. 5 will be recruited after a written test and a physical.
Once recruited, their training will last 4 years. This training will be organized over two days a week, Saturday morning for the lessons and Tuesday evening for the physical tests.
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