Hundreds learn to save a life at carnival
Date: 22 August 2017
Hundreds of people learned to save a life at Cromer Carnival.
Ambulance staff and volunteers gathered at the carnival field in Runton Road on Wednesday (16th August) to talk to visitors about the work of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).
Staff and community first responders from Overstrand and Cromer taught more than 400 people cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as part of the event before the carnival procession.
Visitors were also able to explore inside an ambulance and Daisy, EEAST’s vintage ambulance.
Diane Chan, EEAST Senior Locality Manager for Central Norfolk, said: “It was a very successful day and everyone had a great time.
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who gave up their time to talk about their work and to teach people lifesaving skills. Learning CPR is something anyone can do and can resuscitate someone who is unconscious and not breathing.”
Community first responders are trained by the ambulance service and volunteer to attend life-threatening medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests, patients with breathing difficulties and chest pain, chokings, and allergic reactions.
For more information about becoming a CFR, visit http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/join-the-team/community-first-responders
More than 400 taught CPR on Cromer Carnival day