Community Courses on offer from St John Ambulance Devon
Devon’s St John Ambulance has unveiled a suite of community first aid courses aimed at encouraging more people to learn the basic skills that can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
Courses will be held at centres in Exeter, Paignton and Newton Abbot between January and May 2012 to give as many people as possible the opportunity to learn life saving first aid skills.
The Essential First Aid course last three hours and caters for all ages from 10 upwards. It covers the main first aid scenarios including choking, severe bleeding, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, dealing with an unconscious casualty and fractures, sprains and strains, head injuries and other situations you may face. It costs £30.
Jane Cole, Schools, community and volunteer training manager for St John Ambulance Devon said: “Learning first aid is one of the single most important things you can do in your life. You never know when you may need it – at work, at home, in school, playing sport – you just don’t know.
“But if you know basic first aid, anyone can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved and what could be more important than saving someone’s life? These courses are designed to make learning first aid easy and fun and there is something to suit everyone.”
Courses will be held at St John Ambulance’s training centre in Manaton Close Matford Business Park in Exeter on January 19, January 30, February 24, March 12, and May 8; at Totnes Road, Paignton, on February 20; and at East Street, Newton Abbot, on 26 January 26 and March 22.
These courses are open to all ages and run from 10am to 1pm. An adults only training session will be held on May 8 from 2pm to 4pm.
To book a place one of the courses or for more information contact 01392 824445.