Friday 26 November 2021, West Bridgford Fire Station's Red Watch held their
latest CPR and Defibrillator Refresher Session for football coaches and
volunteers at West Bridgford Colts football club.
are now offering sessions to other community groups, sports clubs and parents
in the West Bridgford area.
events were held, where 64 coaches attended in total.
sessions began after one 17-year-old West Bridgford Colts player tragically
died, following a cardiac arrest on the pitch. While nothing more could have
been done to save the player, the club and fire station felt that everyone
would benefit from training sessions.
your community group or school would like to attend a CPR and Defibrillator
Refresher Session, please contact West Bridgford Fire Station at firstname.lastname@example.org
sessions last between one hour to 90 minutes, and will provide an opportunity
to use CPR mannequins, and practise skills needed when you suspect someone is
experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.
do not provide a medical qualification, but instead are a great opportunity to
prepare yourselves for the unimaginable.
Manager Martin Hickling said "these sessions provide an essential
opportunity to practise potentially life-saving CPR.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service station has a defibrillator accessible
to nearby members of the public. If you see someone experiencing a suspected
sudden cardiac arrest, call 999 immediately and follow telephone instructions
until East Midlands Ambulance Service arrive. You might be instructed to use a
defibrillator over the phone.
would encourage anyone to come down and learn more."