New project helping young people in Stalybridge to save lives

A PROJECT has been launched to help deliver essential defibrillator training across schools in Stalybridge.

The initiative has been jointly organised by Stalybridge Fire Station and St John Ambulance, with the support of the Civic Mayor of Tameside Councillor Tafheen Sharif.

It was launched to children in Year 6 at Buckton Vale Primary School, who said they were proud to be at the forefront of the project.

Students at Buckton Vale Primary school in Carrbrook

As a result, hands-on training will be provided to young people to equip them with the skills needed to help save lives.

Cllr Sharif said: “To make change, you have to start with the young. If one person, be it young or old, is equipped with the life-saving training, it can go a long way.

“I am proud to have helped launch this training with our partners.”

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

Find out more about how to use defibrillators and administering CPR on the British Heart Foundation’s website here.

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