Free Resuscitation Training
Public training in using a defibrillator and other resuscitation techniques
Many people will have seen a defibrillator in a box on a wall outside a community centre, in a shopping centre, airport, rail station, library or other such places withing their local community.
However, according to the British Heart Foundation, in a survey three quarters of people said they wouldn’t feel confident enough to act if they saw someone having a cardiac arrest.
Free Resucitation Training Sessions Available
Two free short-duration resuscitation training sessions are available to Rotarians and the public on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at Phoenix House in the centre of Sittingbourne (ME10 4BX).
The first training session is at 10am, and the second starts at 11am.
Sittingbourne Community First Responders
The training sessions will be run by Sittingbourne Community First Responders; the voluntary arm of the Ambulance Service who attend life threatening 999 calls within our local community.
In Sittingbourne and the surrounding villages, there are currently 7 Community Responders. Part of the Community Responders’ work is to share their knowledge with the community and they provide demonstrations of CPR at community events, village fetes and to local groups.
You never know, it only takes one person to remember a little of what has been shown to them, and they may save someone's life.
What's It All About?
The Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta, with the help of a Rotary South East district grant, recently provided Sittingbourne Community First Responders with some emergency life-saving equipment.
As part of a community project, the club is now organising two training sessions for local people to provide familiarity with defibrillators and resuscitation techniques.
To book on one of these two free training sessions, please contact Penny Twaites using the link below.