St John Scotland and Forth Valley Police hosted a CPR and defibrillator session in the Thistles Centre, in Stirling on Saturday 30th of September, which saw over 80 people trained in life-saving skills.
The session, hosted jointly by St John Scotland and Forth Valley Police, was also supported by 7 SCOTS, Trossachs Search and Rescue team, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers and Lead Resus Officer of NHS Forth Valley, Dave Williams.
Part of the Save a Life for Scotland initiative, which aims to train 500,000 people in Scotland basic CPR skills by 2020, the training in the Thistles Centre was open to people of all ages and ran from 10am until 2pm.
Every year, 3,500 people in Scotland will suffer a cardiac arrest, but only around 1 in 20 will survive.
Save a Life for Scotland came about following a new strategy for out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), which aims to double survival rates across the country within five years. Reaching this level of performance would mean around 300 more lives being saved every year compared to recent years. It is hoped that this improvement programme could save up to 1,000 additional lives by 2020.
To find CPR training sessions in your area, visit: savealife.scot