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Scientists we fund at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, in collaboration with Swansea University and the University of Leeds, are to carry out a study to establish the best way to diagnose people suspected of a having a heart attack.
As families and young children across Kent and Medway prepare to get dressed up for trick or treat activity this evening, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has released a Halloween animation with some seasonal tips so everyone can be #HalloweenSmart, to ensure it's Spooktacular fun.
A young dad who almost died after suffering a cardiac arrest on a night out in Cardiff has criticised pub-goers for taking videos of him instead of coming to his aid.
A cyclist who had a cardiac arrest and "died" for a few moments before he was resuscitated by strangers has backed plans to improve access to defibrillators.
When 15-year-old Ethan Askew started to feel ill in a sports class, he went to tell his teacher and collapsed into his arms - he'd stopped breathing. And it was his Dad who used the school's newly installed defibrillator to help save his life.
A family from Borough Green has spoken of their relief at surviving a serious fire in their house, thanks to working smoke alarms fitted by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS).
A man who collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest while out running in has been reunited with the ambulance crew who saved his life.
A pensioner who suffered a cardiac arrest, ironically outside Falmouth's British Heart Foundation shop, was brought back to life thanks to an off-duty nurse who rushed to his aid.
Families across Kent and Medway look set to live safer lives thanks to the help of a new cartoon family called ‘The Byrnes Family’, which was officially unveiled at the Kent County Show by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) on Friday 6th July 2018.
The headteacher who saved a four-year-old’s life by administering CPR when her heart stopped, says “it was three and a half minutes before she took a breath”.
Nancy Ofanoa had only just completed a first aid course when she found herself first at the scene of a car crash. She knew exactly what to do, helping to save a life.
The Oasis Academy John Williams student rushed to help a classmate who was injured Oasis Academy John Williams student rushed to help a classmate who was injured
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has fitted public access defibrillators (PADs) outside of every fire station across Kent and Medway and has made them freely available for use by local communities.
Mum who nearly died after collapsing at an exercise class has donated a life saving defibrillator to sports complex.
A Mum who nearly died after collapsing at an exercise class has donated a life saving defibrillator to Port Glasgow sports complex.
Husband saves his wife's life weeks after she gave birth by giving her CPR as she went into cardiac arrest
Luke Benrud gave his wife Andrea CPR after she collapsed from cardiac arrest on the kitchen floor in August 2016 in Appleton, Wisconsin
An amateur footballer has been reunited with a South Western Ambulance Service “hero” paramedic and two members of the public who saved his life when he had a cardiac arrest whilst driving.
Boy, 9, saves choking dad's life using first aid skills he learned in school less than 24 hours earlier
Schoolboy Jack Lowis managed to use what he had been taught - but research shows just 5 percent of adults have the skills and confidence to provide first aid in emergency situations.
Nicola Fox, the mum, who is from Harwood, undertook her first-aid re-qualification at All Saints Primary School recently not knowing that her life-saving skills would be put to the very best use just days later. Now Nicola, aged 34, is urging everyone to learn basic first-aid skills this year.
Hospital porter uses CPR to save colleague's life. He is the hero porter at a Hampshire hospital who used CPR to save his colleague’s life. Now, Daniel Spacagna has been shortlisted for a national award for his life-saving actions.
A mother is backing the Eastbourne Heart Beat Campaign after her daughter saved her life with CPR. Cheryl Horton-Powell suffered a cardiac arrest and says if it wasn’t for her daughter Jemma she wouldn’t be around today.
A footballer who nearly died when he suffered a cardiac arrest during a competitive match says that he owes his life to the fact that there were people at the game who had been trained in CPR.
A quick thinking teenager has been hailed a hero after he saved his Grandad’s life when he collapsed with a heart attack.
Good news for schools!!
A retired nurse talked his trainees through saving his own life when he suffered heart failure during a CPR lecture.
Girl uses first aid learned by reading 'Hunger Games' to help friend who tore leg open
Mother is encouraging all parents to get first aid training after saving her baby’s life when he choked
“You don’t expect things like this to happen to you as a parent, but you do need to know what you should do in these emergency situations."
A thoughtful way to honour a young life lost too soon.
As of this week, all newly qualified Level 2 and 3 entrants to the early years workforce must have a Paediatric First Aid (PFA) certificate within three months of starting work.
A British Heart Foundation report suggests that our reluctance to intervene is killing people who are in cardiac arrest. Here are some simple, memorable steps you can take to help
A HEROIC woman who used CPR to save her husband’s life is calling for compulsory life-saving skills to be taught in all schools and workplaces.