THE North West Ambulance Service are running events to teach CPR to the public.

If you are with somebody who has a cardiac arrest there are a few vital minutes to save them and knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death. This is why NWAS are holding two online sessions which are open to the public to give you the skills to save a life.

In the sessions, Blue Light Collaboration and Engagement Manager/Paramedic David McNally will talk you through exactly what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest, including a demonstration of how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator.

David says: “Every single second counts in the event of a cardiac arrest as chances of survival are reduced by 10 percent with each passing minute which is why it’s so important that members of the public are able to step in and begin life-saving CPR even before we arrive on scene.

“The aim of the training sessions is for more people to feel confident enough to step in and help when the worst does happen which will ultimately save lives."

Events are due to take place on October 13 at 6.30pm and October 15 at 10am.