Friday, January 20, 2012

Free courses first-aid training for 400

UPTO 400 people could become trained first aiders on one day by taking advantage of a free course.St John's Ambulance is hoping to train potential life-savers on every street in Derbyshire and their first free two-hour first aid course in the Ashbourne area is at Ashbourne Elim Church, The Waterside Centre on Friday, January 27.

Four time slots have been allocated throughout the day for the courses, which have so far seen 4,000 people across Derbyshire become trained first aiders.The course is run by St Johns Ambulance in partnership with the East Midlands Ambulance Trust and will be at the church from 10am, 2pm, 5pm and 7pm.A Waterside Centre spokesman said:Their vision is to be able to train at least one person on every street across Derbyshire in the basics of first aid.So far they have trained over 4000 people since September 2011.The course lasts for two hours and is completely free. It covers the basic knowledge of how to deal with heart attacks, stroke victims, wound management and CPR.

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