Second year of Save a Life September as St John Ambulance
launches first aid awareness month
It is St John Ambulance's second year of
Save a Life September as part of a drive to
raise awareness of the importance of first aid.
The charity's national first aid awareness month will aim to equip
people with basic skills they could use to be
the difference between life and death.
First aid training delivered nationwide
Throughout September, the charity will be giving
hundreds of free first aid demonstrations in key
areas, such as shopping centres and town squares, all across the
country. The public will learn how to save a life using
five easy to follow techniques and will receive a
free pocket-sized first aid guide, to keep on them
in case of an emergency.
Sue Killen, CEO, St John Ambulance comments:
'We believe that no one should die because they needed first aid
and didn't get it, which is why we are running the second year of
Save a Life September. By holding first aid demonstrations across
the country, we want to reach as many people as possible, so that
more people are equipped with the skills to save a
life. Anyone who needs first aid should get it and
armed with this knowledge we can all be the difference
between a life lost and a life saved.'
St John Ambulance has revealed that up to
140,000 people a year
die in situations where first aid could have given them a
chance to live... This includes nearly 900 people who choke to
death, 2,500 who asphyxiate from a blocked airway and 29,000 who
die from heart attacks.