YOUNG first-aiders in Whalley have been given some expert, life-saving training by the village's First Response Team.
Whalley Cubs, who are currently working towards their "Emergency Aid" badge, were treated to a demonstration by the team who showed them how they would respond to emergencies in the area.
The First Responders, who attend certain 999 calls and aim to administer emergency aid to casualties before an ambulance arrives, used training dummies to demonstrate CPR and "mouth-to- mouth" resuscitation to the group.
The aim of the exercise was to show the youngsters the importance of being able to provide help immediately after an incident.
The Cubs themselves also took part and were rewarded for their efforts with a "Heartstart" certificate from the Response Team.
* The First Responders are trained in a variety of life-saving skills and are equipped with automatic defibrillators to assist patients. They are a 24-hour, seven days a week support service and are urgently in need of additional volunteers who must live in or close to the Whalley and Billington villages and have transport. No previous experience is necessary since full and regular training is provided by the group. Should anyone have an interest in finding out more about the group's work or potentially joining them, contact Jackie Cook on 01254 824232 or Margaret Mayor 01254 824046.
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