Peasedown St John will host the first free seminar to demonstrate the use of one of the village’s four defibrillators at The Prince of Wales Public House on Wednesday 30th November.
Experienced First Aiders from The Community Heartbeat Trust, Chris and Cath Mackie, will show residents how to operate the defibrillator at the pub, how to recognise and treat a sudden cardiac arrest and how to carry out Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Councillor Sarah Bevan, who with Councillor Karen Walker funded the community defibrillators, said: “Learning how to save a life is something all of us can do with a little expert training. I’m very grateful to The Community Heartbeat Trust for offering us this seminar on the site of one of our defibrillators, and particularly to Chris and Cath for giving up their time to pass on their knowledge and expertise.”
Cllr Karen Walker added: “This seminar will create confidence in our community and give basic instruction on saving lives with an interactive session – if a heart attack sufferer is treated with a defibrillator within three minutes of a cardiac arrest, their chances of survival are increased by 20%, so it’s well worth attending this two hour session.”
The session will take place at 7pm.