Learn how to save lives in a series of training courses in March

Cavalry School defibrillator. Left: Councillor Rob Skoulding, head teacher, Fiona McCallum, and Ele

Cavalry School defibrillator. Left: Councillor Rob Skoulding, head teacher, Fiona McCallum, and Electrical contractor Darren Biggs. - Credit: Archant

Learn how to operate life saving equipment in 15 locations around March in a series of workshops being held this month.

On Tuesday July 19 the Town Hall opens its doors for three training courses being run by trainer Paul Walker.

People will have a chance to get hands on experience in courses in the morning, afternoon and evening.

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There is also a defibrillator four hour evening course to teach other resuscitation skills at the George Campbell Centre on Friday July 15 from 6pm to 10pm.

It is open to anyone aged 16-plus and costs £50.

Successful candidates will gain a qualification certificate from the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS).

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Councillor Michelle Tanfield, the council’s cabinet member responsible for leisure, said: “Our leisure centre staff are already fully trained in the use of the machines and other life-saving techniques.

“We’re keen to extend that knowledge into the wider community and give people the confidence that they can help in an emergency.”

A spokesman for Fenland District Council said there are now 15 defibrillators sited at various locations around March following a campaign orchestrated by Councillor Rob Skoulding during his tenure as mayor, alongside life saving equipment in other towns.

The course will be run by Caroline Ormiston, a member of Fenland District Council’s New Vision Fitness staff.

Another one is planned for September.

For more details and to book a place on the course, email Caroline on cormiston@fenland.gov.uk.