2 Hours For Life!
26th January 2016
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Here are some frightening statistics:

More than 270,000 people suffer a heart attack every year!

12 young people die of a cardiac arrest each WEEK!

Would you know what to do when faced with a life threatening emergency? Knowing what to do when someone has a cardiac arrest is important. If you can do CPR you can buy the time needed for professional help to arrive and save a life. Being able to do CPR more than doubles their chance of survival.

Barrow Fire Station is running a Heartstart training course on Wednesday 27th January from 6pm – 8pm

It’s a free 2 hour course that will give you the skills to try and save someone’s life.

The Heartstart schemes (there are 3,800 of them taking place across the UK) are supported by the British Heart Foundation and will help you learn the following skills:

General care of a casualty including the procedure for obtaining help

Dealing with an unconscious person

Giving rescue breaths

Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Dealing with choking

Dealing with serious bleeding

Dealing with a suspected heart attack casualty

Demonstration on the use of a defibrillator

In just 2 hours you will learn the skills that could potentially save someone’s life – it could help save someone you know and love.

If you would like to book onto this session please contact:

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service on 01229 407800 or Nicola Jackson on 07825 011005

or email:volunteers@cumbriafire.gov.uk

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