Mayor of Eastleigh pilots Southampton Airport's new citizenAID course


Mayor of Eastleigh pilots Southampton Airport's new citizenAID course

Councillor Bruce Tennent, the Mayor of Eastleigh, has piloted the new citizenAID course on Tuesday 7 August at Southampton Airport. The course was delivered by the airport’s professional firefighters as part of the EchoFour Training Centre.

The Mayor and a number of South Coast companies such as Carnival UK and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, were given training on how to manage a situation when a terrorist attack takes place and how to help injured before the emergency services arrive at the scene.

Mayor Bruce Tennent said: “I was grateful to be invited to Southampton Airport to be a part of this pilot course. Just like with First Aid, you really hope that you won’t have to be in a situation where you need it, but if you do, the experience is invaluable.”

Peter Hart, EchoFour Training Manager, said: “We at EchoFour are passionate about preparing people to deal with any situation they may face. The citizenAID course compliments the National Police Chiefs Council’s Run, Hide Tell campaign and allows candidates to enhance their confidence in dealing with serious injuries. citizenAID develops skills that you will hopefully never need but the program allows you to ‘be prepared and not scared’ so you could help save a life”

EchoFour gives businesses from across the South the chance to receive the highest standard of training at a unique airport location. Each course is instructed by serving firefighters, creating an environment whereby ‘professional firefighters train professional people’. In May 2018 EchoFour has received an accreditation by QualSafe Awards.

For more detailed information on EchoFour, including the full range of training courses available, please visit