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Posted On: 11th Mar 2013

Putting Aid First

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A young woman from Plymouth, who is hosting a whole-day first aid event, says first aid training is not only a life-saving skill, but can boost young people’s employment prospects.


Claudia Marshall (17) believes many more young people could benefit from first aid, but do not enrol in courses due to time and money constraints.


To tackle this, she is hosting an event with the help of St. John Ambulance to promote the necessity of first aid.


‘I do not think enough young people are aware of the accidents that could happen every day, and how a small amount of training can potentially save someone from danger,’ Claudia says.


‘More needs to be done to make this training available to everyone, particularly those who think they cannot afford the time or money. It is simple and potentially life changing to complete a first aid course.’


According to St. John Ambulance, 140,000 people die each year in situations where basic first aid training could have saved them.


The event will take place on Tuesday 9th April from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at Frederick Street Youth Centre  in Plymouth.


Throughout the day, the team from St. John Ambulance will demonstrate basic first aid skills such as chest compressions and how to deal with choking, and Claudia will be on-hand to encourage the attendees to get trained.

Author: Ashley Scrace


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