Inksters restarts a heart and joins the Nation of Lifesavers
The SFRF are committed to supporting the Scottish government’s “Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy”, which aims to save an extra 1,000 lives in Scotland by 2020. All of the SFRF’s 356 fire stations act as a base for people to learn the skills required to resuscitate someone and use a defibrillator.
Watch manager (SFRS) Kenneth Reid wants to promote the partnership between the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the British Heart Foundation.
He said: “We want to help to save lives across the country by offering members of the public this service. The training takes less than 1 hour, up to 20 people can be facilitated per session and it is completely free.”
If you or your company would like to learn these lifesaving skills and arrange a mutually agreeable time to visit, please contact your local fire station or fire officer. Alternatively, to arrange training in the workplace please visit bhf.org.uk/cpr.