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West Bridgford Fire Station offering CPR and defibrillator training sessions – how to join

West Bridgford Fire Station’s Red Watch held their latest CPR and Defibrillator Refresher Session for football coaches and volunteers at West Bridgford Colts football club.

They are now offering sessions to other community groups, sports clubs and parents in the West Bridgford area.

Four events were held, where 64 coaches attended in total.

The sessions began after one 17-year-old West Bridgford Colts player tragically died following a cardiac arrest on the pitch.

While nothing more could have been done to save the player, the club and fire station felt that everyone would benefit from training sessions.

If your community group or school would like to attend a CPR and Defibrillator Refresher Session, please contact West Bridgford Fire Station at westbridgford@notts-fire.gov.uk.

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The sessions last between one hour to 90 minutes, and will provide an opportunity to use CPR mannequins, and practise skills needed when you suspect someone is experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.

They do not provide a medical qualification, but instead are a great opportunity to prepare yourselves for the unimaginable.

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Watch Manager Martin Hickling said “these sessions provide an essential opportunity to practise potentially life-saving CPR.

“Every Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service station has a defibrillator accessible to nearby members of the public. If you see someone experiencing a suspected sudden cardiac arrest, call 999 immediately and follow telephone instructions until East Midlands Ambulance Service arrive. You might be instructed to use a defibrillator over the phone.

“We would encourage anyone to come down and learn more.”

 

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