Learn to 'Restart a Heart' with free life-support training by fire crews

Restart a Heart Day 2018 Firefighters and community safety officers from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service will be taking part in the fifth annual Restart a Heart day on Tuesday October, 16. They’ll be joining organisations across the UK and the world as they come together to train as many people as possible in life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR.)

Today, if someone suffers a cardiac arrest out of hospital in the UK, they sadly have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. The Restart a Heart campaign aims to provide hands-on training to help increase these survival rates.

Free drop in sessions will be held at St Neots and Ely fire stations on Tuesday October, 16 between 10am and 11am, and 3pm and 4pm. During the sessions they’ll be training people in essential skills to become the lifesavers of the future, and give them the confidence to help save a life.

Restart a Heart is organised in partnership by the Resuscitation Council (UK), The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Kevin Andrews, Station Commander for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said:

“We are delighted to be supporting Restart a Heart Day this year by sharing vital lifesaving skills to people in our communities. We hope to welcome as many people as possible to these drop in sessions, to share our skills and give people the confidence to handle such a situation and help increase the chance of survival.”

To find out more about this year’s event and get involved in ensuring more people learn crucial skills to improve cardiac arrest survival chances, please visit https://www.resus.org.uk/events/rsah/.