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First aider appeals for Dorchester people to become instructors

save a baby

Published at 2:12pm 15th May 2018. (Updated at 7:02am 16th May 2018)

Would you like to have the skills to save a baby's life?

A Weymouth first aid trainer wants people from Dorchester to join its team of community instructors to train and deliver FREE Baby, Child and Adult lifesaving workshops.

James Irvine - who's also won a Wessex FM Local Hero Award for his work - wants to teach parents vital skills like CPR and hopes there's a big take up.

James said: "You don't really need to have a background in medicine. We are going to train people up for free because we are so passionate about people going out into the community, who normally couldn't afford it and just giving a couple of hours of them time to give out life saving information".

"If people do collapse, unfortunately there are so many people say they don't know what to do and it's a case of just being confident.  Now there is such an influx of defibrillators in the area - many are not confident to take it off the wall and actually use it. That's something we will definitely deliver on these courses, given people the confidence to make all the difference.

For more information go to the Chesil first aid training Facebook page or email chesilfirstaid@gmail.com.

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