Air am­bu­lance to drop in to help with first aid train­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

AN AIR am­bu­lance will be drop­ping in to help first aiders with their life­sav­ing skills.

Mem­bers of the Deep­ing Red Cross will be work­ing with an air am­bu­lance crew in a ‘get­ting to know you’ event on June 26 at 7.30pm.

It will be joined by the Red Cross Am­bu­lance and a four-by-four ve­hi­cle will also be on site so ev­ery­one can learn to work to­gether bet­ter.

It will also be the chance for first aiders to fa­mil­iarise them­selves with the he­li­copter, its equip­ment and the way it works.

Red Cross first aiders can some­times call out the air am­bu­lance when on duty at events.

The Deep­ings Red Cross is also meet­ing this af­ter­noon for a top up ses­sion on first aid skills.

The life-sav­ing course fol­lows on from a free ses­sion held in March and re­turns to the Deep­ings by pop­u­lar de­mand.

The ses­sion is two hours long and held at the Deep­ing Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, in Dou­glas Road, Mar­ket Deep­ing from 2pm un­til 4pm.

As well as learn­ing ba­sic life­sav­ing skills there will also be the chance to use a de­fib­ril­la­tor - used to shock pa­tients who have had a heart at­tack.

Any­one in­ter­ested in the Deep­ings Red Cross should call Liz Water­land on 01778 343722. flag fun: Deep­ing St James parish coun­cil­lors Phil Dilks, Judy Stevens, Stu­art Wal­lis, Kate Shink­ins, Ash­ley Bax­ter and his daugh­ter Alice Bax­ter in the newly named Ju­bilee Field with the bea­con. Photo: SG130512-143TW

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