30 Residents Attend CPR Training in Brereton

There was a full house of 30 for some free training in CPR techniques and use of the defibrillators by North West Ambulance Service, organised by Brereton Parish Council. The evening training session was held on Monday 25th September in Brereton Primary School Hall, where local people were made very welcome by the Parish Council.

In June, Brereton Parish Council announced that the wide area of Brereton now has three emergency defibrillators for use by the public, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional funding was provided by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to extend the number and availability of defibrillator hours in the parish. A CPR pack of dummies was also provided by the BHF for use in training sessions.

Following a demonstration, local people practised chest compressions after which Nick Blair from North West Ambulance Service showed how the defibrillators operate and what steps to take if someone is unresponsive. Afterwards the group felt more comfortable in more of the five links in the chain of survival.

The defibrillator at the Primary School, Brereton Green is on an outside wall, near the main entrance to the school. At Brereton Heath Nature Reserve, the equipment is now clearly located on the visitor centre external wall. Also, in the residential area of Brereton Heath, there is now a third defibrillator on the exterior wall of Somerford Stables, at the junction of Brereton Heath Lane and the A54. All three defibrillators are available at all times.

Any residents who missed the training but are interested in attending CPR training,  should register their interest by emailing: clerk-bpc@hotmail.com or by ringing Ros Middleweek, Parish Clerk on 07748 537338.

For more information, please contact: Ros Middleweek

Above: Brereton residents and parish councilors with Nick Blair from North West Ambulance Service
Below: Scout leaders practice at chest compressions at Brereton C of E Primary School

Submitted by: The Clerk to Brereton Parish Council