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First aid in the community

Giving first aid isn’t just a skill that can be carried out by paramedics and doctors. You never know when you could be involved in a life-threatening emergency, and knowing what to do could make all the difference to someone’s life. You could even save a life.

Here you can find out how to help when someone’s life is at risk from a serious illness or they’re in a life-threatening situation.

In this section of our website you can also learn about what we do to educate people on first aid and lifesaving techniques in communities across the North East.

Our positive action project is also working with communities across the region to teach people how they can access our services and provide workshops on CPR and defibrillators. Please email for more information.