Group of March life-savers mark the end of their defibrillator training with certificate ceremony

March defibrillator training certificate awards. Picture: Steve Williams.

March defibrillator training certificate awards. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A group of life-savers from March is celebrating after completing their defibrillator training.

28 people from around the town accepted their training certificates from the Mayor of March, Andrew Donnelley, and head of Walkers Training Service, Paul Walker.

The training on Tuesday July 19 was organised in conjunction with Councillor Rob Skoulding’s ‘Have a Heart’ campaign, which is aiming to install up to 50 defibrillators across the town, and saw the group given information on how to use the machines and administer basic life support.

Paul Walker said: “We taught the group all about life support and making sure that the first person on the scene is the person to do the resuscitation.

“We helped them to learn the first steps before the machine, which talks them through it, takes over.”

There are currently 23 fully-functional defibrillators in March – with plans for a 24th to be installed by September.

Cllr Skoulding said: “We’re hoping to get another installed by September near West End Park, which will serve the fisherman and those using the park for the Park Run.”

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