Defibrillator training courses are to be held in Blackboys and Framfield next month.
The courses are being organised following the installation of the life-saving machines at the Memorial Hall, Framfield, and the village hall, Blackboys and people from surrounding villages and from Uckfield are invited to attend.
Ann Newton, who is organising the sessions, said training is not essentially required to use the machines because as soon as a defibrillator is activated by pushing a red button instructions are automatically issued at every stage in proceedings.
But Ambulance Service representatives will demonstrate how to use the machines and also how to use CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) which is also required if trying to save someone’s life.
The sessions are on Saturday, May 9, at Blackboys and Saturday, May 30, at Framfield. Both will run from 10am to noon.
If you would like to go along please contact Ann by email at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating if you have a preference for a venue or session. If there isn’t enough interest the number of sessions will be reduced.
Money from the Wealden District Council Community Dividend Fund was used to provide the defibrillators while the ambulance service has offered the training. Both parish councils have offered the use of the halls free of charge.
• Hudson Electrical Services donated their time and services free of charge to install the defibrillators.