With summer fair season in full swing, it's been a busy time for St John Scotland volunteers across the country, who have been out and about offering free CPR training to the great Scottish public.
So far this month, our team of volunteers and First Responders in Angus and Dundee were at the two-day Glamis Extravaganza, offering visitors to the famous classic car show the chance to learn how to save a life.
The following weekend, volunteers from our Aberdeen and North East area were on hand at the Echt Show to offer CPR and defibrillator demonstrations, with people of all ages taking the opportunity to practice their techique on training manikins.
St John Scotland is a partner of Save a Life for Scotland, the initiative which sees charities and emergency services working together to help 500,000 people learn CPR by 2020. Around 3,500 people suffer a cardiac arrest each year in Scotland, and starting CPR can double a person's chance of survival. So our volunteers are keen to help as many members of the public as possible learn how they can act quickly in an emergency, and help save a life.
We have more CPR training sessions coming up this summer across Fife, Aberdeenshire and Perth and Kinross - check out our What's On page for the latest details.