Schools, are you ready for Heart Shield from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service?

Over the last year, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) have been delivering an innovative CPR programme, Heart Shield in schools across North Warwickshire.

Due to the success of the programme, WFRS are now inviting all secondary schools in Warwickshire the chance to take part in the programme to help more young people to save lives.

As part of the Heart Shield Programme, students will learn key emergency life support skills such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the recovery position. They will also receive advice on healthy eating and lifestyle in a bid to highlight how the two combined, can dramatically reduce the risk of people suffering heart disease, a heart attack or cardiac arrest in the first place.

Talking about the programme, Niky Moultrie, Heart Shield Project Officer, said:

“Whether it be fire safety awareness, or the ability to recognise and administer CPR to a cardiac patient, it is our belief that children are our next generation of lifesavers.

“Due to this success of Heart Shield in north Warwickshire,` we now want to roll the programme out to all secondary schools in Warwickshire, to ensure that young people across the county are not only equipped to assist someone in need, but that they know how to keep themselves fit and healthy.”

Working with our partners in Public Health and Jaguar Land Rover Warwickshire Fire and Rescue are hoping to roll the programme out to all schools by the end of the year. To book your school onto the programme or to find out more about Heart Shield, please contact Niky Moultrie, Heart Shield Project Officer, by telephone Office: 02476 314376 ext 2133 Mobile: 07870 180305 Email: nikymoultrie@warwickshire.gov.uk

More information about Fire Safety Education for Children is available on the Warwickshire Website: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/firesafetyeducation

If you are interested in becoming a member of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, they are currently recruiting for wholetime firefighter, find out more: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/wholetimefirefighters

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