Telford & Wrekin Council is offering a free drop-in session for anyone who wants to learn simple but vital lifesaving techniques.
According to the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), 77% of people don’t know or are unsure of how to perform CPR and 90% of parents don’t know any basic first aid skills that could save their child’s life.
The Council’s Telford & Wrekin Training Services will be delivering a FREE drop in session to teach you and provide advice on what to do when a baby, child or adult stops breathing, or how best to deal with a choking or drowning situation.
Using life-like baby, child and adult manikins, you will learn how to perform basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid as you would in a real life situation.
Among those providing the training will be Steve Carter of Telford & Wrekin Training Services and a volunteer with RLSS UK. He said: “This session is designed to equip members of the community with the vital skills and confidence they would need in order to attempt to save someone’s life if there were to be a genuine emergency.
“The hands-on style of learning we encourage means it doesn’t take long to understand the basics, but they are invaluable skills that will stay with people for life.
Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Housing, Leisure & Health said: “It’s important that we increase awareness for the need for basic first aid to prevent accidents becoming fatalities. Although it may appear daunting, lifesaving skills such as performing CPR are things that are simple to learn and that anyone can do.
“The course is free, there’s no need to book. I would urge you to pop in and learn how to save a life.”
The drop-in session will be taking place at Southwater Library, Telford TF3 4JG on Thursday 26 January 2017 from 10am – 4pm.
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