Community First Responders (CFRs) help in European Restart a Heart Day

European Restart a Heart Day

On Thursday 16 October 2014 more than 11,800 school children across Yorkshire and the Humber received training on how to administer life-saving cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) enrolled an impressive 51 of the county’s secondary schools to take part in the mass training event, which was supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Resuscitation Council (UK).

More than 100 ambulance service staff including almost 30 volunteer CFRs helped to provide the training along with volunteers from the BHF.

The event marked the launch of the BHF’s new quicker and simpler CPR training programme that could lead to thousands more children learning CPR in Yorkshire and across the country.

The new BHF kits were used to train children on the day and will leave a legacy at schools across the patch so they can continue to train pupils in the future. The charity’s ambition is to create a ‘Nation of Lifesavers’ in which all children leave school with the skills to save a life in an emergency.

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Community Defibrillation Officers Neil Marsay and Dave Jones, CFR Janice Whitehead along with staff and pupils at Morley Academy.

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