8 July 2011
Hundreds of visitors to a festival on Caledonian
Road learned life-saving techniques from London Ambulance Service
A team of staff, including a motorcycle responder, joined
stall-holders, street entertainers, emergency service colleagues
and many more at Islington's Cally Festival on Sunday (3
Throughout the day they spoke to thousands of people and showed
over 400 visitors how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Camden Community Involvement Officer Patrick Brooks said: “We were
astounded and really pleased by the level of public interest in
learning CPR. The entire community participated in
sessions, from two-year-old children to pensioners.
“We also gave advice on medical emergencies, general health
issues and how to work with and use the ambulance service. It was a
really vibrant event and was great to be part of it.”
Community Resuscitation Officer Claire Adams (pictured) is one
of five 'Heartstart' trainers who are working to improve Londoners'
knowledge of how to save a life. Their roles are funded by the
British Heart Foundation.
If you would like to know more about how to save a life please
call us on 020 7783 2534.
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