Our official charity aim is: “To advance for the public benefit education and training in first aid, the treatment of illness, nursing, rescue, accident prevention, care in the community and similar activities, particularly through casualty simulation.”
We create the illusion of illness or injury by makeup, from a faint to a heart attack, or from a splinter to a protruding broken bone. We study how the victim would behave, acting with appropriate posture, facial expression and speech. We respond to how we are treated by providing vital feedback both during the scenarios or role-play and in any debrief session afterwards. We protest if our injury is handled clumsily, and reward good treatment with a smile of relief and a ‘thank you’.