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Learn how to save lives with free defibrillator training

RESIDENTS across the Sevenoaks District are being offered the opportunity to become more experienced in life-saving techniques through a free event that offers defibrillator and first aid training.

The session has been organised by Sevenoaks District Council and will take place on Saturday 29 September at 9.30am at the Council offices in Argyle Road, Sevenoaks.

It will be delivered by Sevenoaks Community First Responders who provide basic everyday first aid training on CPR, choking, allergic reactions and diabetic emergencies. The training also covers how to use Automated External Defibrillator, 60 of which are installed across the Sevenoaks District.

These defibrillators are electrical devices that give a shock to the heart when there is a life-threatening arrhythmia situation.

Cllr Michelle Lowe, Sevenoaks Cabinet Member for Health and Leisure, said: “Ultimately, this training could save a life. Cardiac arrest is a leading killer in the UK so it is vital that more people are trained because you never know when you or someone you love will need it”.

Places can be reserved free of charge by calling Sevenoaks District Council 01732 227000 or by emailinghealthyliving@sevenoaks.gov.uk  Residents will be charged a cancellation fee of £30 if they book but do not attend.

Sevenoaks residents can find the locations of their nearest defibrillator by going to www.heartsafe.org.uk

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