Four new ‘Herefordshire Heartstart’ instructors trained

Tuesday 26th March 2013 – 4.45pm – Chris Kowalik.

Four new Heartstart instructors have recently completed their training to enable them to deliver two-hour courses in Herefordshire on lifesaving techniques.

Herefordshire Heartstart is a charity supported by West Midlands Ambulance Service that is training thousands of people aged 10 or over in the county lifesaving techniques including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), the management of severe bleeding, loss of consciousness, choking and chest pain.

The new instructors joined the team last year and have been helping at courses to give them more experience of how they are delivered. The volunteers then attended an instructor training course and are now approved to deliver Heartstart training.

They will now be instructing as part of a team of volunteers, who regularly deliver courses all over Herefordshire on how to save a life.

Herefordshire Heartstart runs courses for the public, for groups and businesses. The courses are free, but the charity relies on financial donations to keep the service running. Herefordshire Heartstart is affiliated to the British Heart Foundation, but does not receive funding for the community scheme to deliver this locally.

For details of volunteering opportunities or booking a course email the Co-ordinator Loraine Coleman at info@herefordshireheartstart.co.uk or Tel 0845 60 60 654 (Mon to Thurs 9am to 12.45pm. Please note that the office will be closed from 29th March to 16th April) or visit www.herefordshireheartstart.org

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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