TVP officers help hundreds of young people to restart a heart

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TVP officers took part in the Restart a Heart day on Monday 16 October in Amersham, Reading and High Wycombe schools.

This is the fourth year of bringing young people together from across the Thames Valley to learn how to save lives when faced with someone having a cardiac arrest.

The South Central Ambulance Service partnered with the UK Resuscitation Council and other local partners to support this nationwide initiative.

Acting Special Sgt Russell Chopping from Milton Keynes, helped teach over 130 pupils at Amersham School how to perform a simple and effective basic life support first aid treatment.

Special Sgt Chopping, said:  “Fewer than one in 10 people survive a cardiac arrest if they are not in hospital.  This is a startlingly statistic and I wanted to be part of this great day to educate young people so they know what to do if faced with this emergency and how to perform CPR.

“Every minute without CPR being performed reduces the chance of survival by 10 per cent. Monday’s event will hopefully empower many young people to know they can step in and help to save a life.”

Special Constable Muhammed Haaris Bin-Naseem helped train pupils at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and Acting Special Sgt Adey Butt, along with his colleague Special Constable James McManus, were at Denefield School in Reading.

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