Hundreds learn CPR at Royal Norfolk Show

Date: 02 July 2018

Royal Norfolk Show 2018

Staff and volunteers from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) took part in the emergency service village at the Royal Norfolk Show.

More than 750 children were taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during the show by EEAST community first responders (CFR) and staff.

Andrew Barlow, EEAST Community Collaboration Manager, said: “It was great to be back at the show for another year and have the opportunity to teach so many children CPR over the two-days. Hopefully we’ve inspired a few of them for future careers in the ambulance service.

“Also thank you to all the community first responders who took the time to come along and support us at the event. We couldn’t have taught so many children without your help and skills.”

In other parts of the showground, duty locality officers (DLOs), Dale Meacham Roberts and Gary Ball represented the ambulance service as Norfolk’s emergency services worked together on the road safety campaign, #IMPACT.

Visitors to the IMPACT stand could use virtual reality goggles to put themselves in the passenger seat during a road traffic collision, giving 999 colleagues another way of sharing key road safety messages and helping to keep the  campaign relevant to a young audience.

Photography credit: Angela Sharpe

  • Summary:

    Staff and volunteers from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) took part in the emergency service village at the Royal Norfolk Show.