Nutley pupils practising their CPR skills

Uckfield: Resuscitation techniques taught to 30 adults and 96 children

Four free drop-in sessions in Uckfield last week taught 30 members of the public basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

They were part of the Restart a Heart awareness campaign and were run at Uckfield fire station by Uckfield Community First Responders and East Sussex Fire and Rescue.

Duncan Thomson, watch manager, led a session on scene safety and practicalities particularly involving traffic accidents where the fire service have been assisted by members of the public who stopped to help.

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Delegates, responders and firefighter at the Restart a Heart course in Uckfield

Putting the CPR lesson into practice as part of the course

Putting the CPR lesson into practice as part of the course

Basic life support, CPR and use of a defibrillator (AED) were led by first responder Helen Fairs, assisted by team leader Derek Smith, and Faith Lee.

Everyone had the chance to practise CPR and use a training defibrillator.

Nutley pupils who learned basic CPR

Nutley pupils who learned basic CPR

Helen organised sessions at schools in Nutley, Maresfield Bonners and Five Ash Down and during the week 96 children were trained in the basics of CPR.

A spokesperson for the responders said: “All in all an excellent week and plans are already being made for more sessions next year to coincide with Restart a Heart week.”

If anyone would like to organise a session for their school or group – it is free of charge – please contact the first responders by email – helencfr@gmail.com

Another photograph from Nutley school

Another photograph from Nutley school

Two members of the public art work under the watchful eye of Derek Smith

Two members of the public who attended he drop-in session under the watchful eye of Derek Smith

 

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