ST JOHN’S Ambulance are inviting Coventrians to become life savers this summer.
Through a series of first aid courses across Coventry and Warwickshire, the charity aim to give more local people the vital skills needed to save lives.
The daytime and evening community first aid courses use hands-on demonstrations to teach people the skills to be a life saver in a range of emergency situations involving adults, infants and children – including CPR, bandaging, dealing with chocking, and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator.
Speaking about the importance of the sessions, Community Training Co-ordinator for St John Ambulance in the West Midlands, Emma Elgerton, said: “At these courses, you’ll learn to be the difference between life and death.
“First aid is simple to learn and you never know when you might need to put those skills into action – you may be at home, at work or on holiday.
“With first aid skills you can enjoy a safer summer, knowing that should an emergency situation happen, you have the knowledge and the confidence to deal with it.”
The courses cost between £30 and £60 and are suitable for anyone aged 12 and upwards, with under 18’s accompanied by an adult.
For more information on courses, dates, prices and to book a place telephone 0121 237 3879, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sja.org.uk.
The courses which still have places include:
* Stoneleigh, June 7, 10am until12.30pm
* Coventry, June 15, 9am until 4pm
* Bearley, June 18, 9am until 4pm
* Rugby, July 4, 9am until 4pm
* Coventry, July 10, 10am until 1pm
* Nuneaton, July 11, 9am until 4pm