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First aid courses to take place in Dartford and Northfleet

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 June 2014

The Essential First Aid for All Ages courses will be held at the charity’s training centres in Dartford and Northfleet.

The Essential First Aid for All Ages courses will be held at the charity's training centres in Dartford and Northfleet.

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Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance will be holding "Essential First Aid for all Ages" courses at their training centres in Dartford and Northfleet.

The courses are aimed at anyone over 12 and focus on a range of emergency situations involving choking and bleeding.

South East Regional Schools and Community Training Coordinator Marita Edwards said: “No-one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it but sadly too many lives are lost every year in situations where first aid could have given people a chance to live. Only five per cent of people have had first aid training, 41 pc say it would take something as severe as the death of a loved one to learn and one in five parents don’t think it’s important to know first aid. These are shocking statistics and we’d like to change this with our programme in Kent.

“At a St John Ambulance training course you’ll learn to be the difference between life and death. You never know when you might need first aid, it could be at home, at work, on holiday or just out and about. It can all happen in a second.”

The courses last for three hours and cost £30.

For more information or to book a place call 03030030101, email south-east-training@sja.org.uk or visit sja.org.uk.

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