School pupils learning CPR to restart a heart

Teaching the life saving skill of CPR

Restart a Heart Day took place on Wednesday 16 October 2019, an annual event to teach as many people as possible the life saving skill of CPR.

During October, our volunteers ran free demonstration sessions for the public across the country. Attendees learned how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator. All St John Ambulance volunteers regularly practice CPR as part of the charity’s intensive first aid training and many have used their skills to save a life.

Restart a Heart is organised in partnership by the Resuscitation Council (UK), St John Ambulance, The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Every UK Ambulance service took part in the event, along with private training providers.