Fire stations open up for Save a Life Day Scotland

Fire services training excercise at paper making plant Ahlstrom near Chirnside. Scottish Fire Brigade's from Eyemouth, Coldstream, Duns and Marionville in Edinburgh participated.
Fire services training excercise at paper making plant Ahlstrom near Chirnside. Scottish Fire Brigade's from Eyemouth, Coldstream, Duns and Marionville in Edinburgh participated.

Scottish Borders Safer Communities team is supporting Save a Life Scotland Day on Friday, October 16, when a number of fire stations in the region will open to provide CPR training to the local community.

Scottish Government statistics show around 3,500 people in Scotland have an attempted resuscitation each year because they have suffered a cardiac arrest outside of hospital, with only 1 in 5 surviving.

The events on October 16 tie in with European Restart a Heart Day, and in Scotland the British Heart Foundation has provided Call Push Rescue training kits, which cover how and when to perform CPR on an adult or child, how to place someone in the recovery position and how to use a defibrillator.

Coldstream and Duns fire stations will be open from 10am to 2pm.