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Learn vital life-saving skills

Last Modified April 04, 2018
 
CPR session Oct 17

You never know whenvyou might need life-saving skills, so why not get prepared?

Free CPR Awareness Sessions are being run by fire crews at Borehamwood and Elstree Fire Station in Elstree Way, and the Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership.

At the sessions, participants will learn about the recovery position, how to deal with an unconscious person who isn't breathing, CPR, dealing with choking, how to stop bleeding, and how to use a defibrillator.

Councillor Pervez Choudhury, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said: "These are invaluable skills for anyone to learn as you never know when you may need to use them.

“Having some basic knowledge on life saving skills can dramatically improve someone’s chances of survival. If you have a heart attack outside of a hospital in the UK you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving, but in other countries where these skills are more widely taught, survival is four times more likely.

“I hope these sessions help people to feel more confident about dealing with a casualty in the event of an incident."

The session all take place at Borehamwood Fire Station:

• 11am on Saturday 14 April
• 7pm on Wednesday 25 April
• 2:30pm on Wednesday 9 May
• 7pm on Monday 4 June
• 2:30pm on Monday 18 June

For more information please contact partnership.support@hertsmere.gov.uk or call 020 8207 7801.

 

Posted on Wednesday 4th April 2018
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