Mayfield and Ellastone CFRs take on HeartStart

Friday 9th August 2013 – 3.15pm – Suzie Fothergill.

Members of Mayfield and Ellastone Community First Responders have recently qualified as Heartstart Instructors and are now offering members of the public, as well as local schools and businesses, free two hour courses on basic first aid.

The Heartstart programme is run in conjunction with West Midlands Ambulance Service and the British Heart Foundation. On the course participants will learn vital lifesaving skills, including:

  • How to call for help
  • How to help someone who is unconscious
  • How to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • How to recognise the warning signs of a heart attack
  • How to deal with choking
  • How to deal with serious bleeding

The course requires no special medical skills and is suitable for anyone over 10 years old.

To find out more or book a course within Mayfield and Ellastone please email  It could be one of the most valuable things you’ll ever learn!



BHF Heartstart

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