HeartStart UK

Cleveland Fire Brigade has signed up with the British Heart Foundation to deliver basic emergency life support training.

Under the direction of the HeartStart UK training program we teach members of the public basic emergency life support techniques.

Would you know what to do in a life threatening emergency situation or if someone near you had a heart attack, or started to choke?

If you did you could save someone’s life until professional help arrives.

The skills of emergency life support (ELS) are simple and a set of actions you can perform to keep somone alive until help arrives. They include:

  • performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • dealing with choking
  • serious bleeding
  • helping someone that may be having a heart attack.

These are simple skills that can help save lives.

The more members of the public who can give basic life support the safer the community we all live in.