Pupils and teachers at a Preston school have been issued with life-saving equipment, thanks to the North West Ambulance Service.
Sue Rigby, CFR and Heartstart Instructor, for the NWAS, recently visited Tarleton Academy on Hesketh Lane, Preston to install a public access defibrillator (AED) in the school sports hall and to deliver training to teachers in the case of sudden cardiac arrest.
Sue said: “I would personally like to thank Tarleton Academy Head Teacher, Mrs Gwinnett, and Resource Development Manager Jack Snowdon for their help and support in making this live-saving venture happen.
“AEDs are so easy to use and can only be used if the person’s heart is in a specific rhythm.”
Over the next few months, Sue will be delivering free BLS training, for which, Tarleton Academy have kindly offered the use of their school premises.
Sessions are by appointment only, all age groups are welcome and certificates will be awarded on completion of the two and a half hour training session.
To book a place on the course, please visit www.tarletonacademy.org or contact 07754 203701.