Learn how to operate lifesaving defibrillators with Fenland Council course

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Fenland folk are being invited to learn how to use lifesaving defibrillator equipment at a course being held next week.

The four-hour training course, which will also teach other resuscitation skills, will be held at the George Campbell Centre in March on Friday, July 15, from 6pm to 10pm. It is open to anyone and costs £50.

Successful candidates will gain a qualification certificate from the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS).

There are now 15 defibrillators sited at various locations around March following a campaign orchestrated by Councillor Rob Skoulding during his tenure as Mayor. Other towns also have some.

The course will be run by Caroline Ormiston, a member of Fenland Council’s New Vision Fitness staff. Another one is planned for September.

Councillor Michelle Tanfield, the council’s Cabinet member for leisure, said: “Our leisure centre staff are already fully trained in the use of the machines and other life-saving techniques.

“We’re keen to extend that knowledge into the wider community and give people the confidence that they can help in an emergency.”

For more information and to book a place on the course, email Caroline on: cormiston@fenland.gov.uk