Nigel Don, MSP for Angus North and Mearns, is backing British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland’s campaign to create a nation of lifesavers.
As part of his bid to show support, Mr Don attended a CPR training session with BHF Scotland staff at the Scottish Parliament.
He said: “It was great to meet representatives from the British Heart Foundation. The Nation of Lifesavers is a brilliant campaign as it is of great importance that people know what to do in an emergency situation. You just never know when you might be the only person available to save a life. If you have to wait until the ambulance arrives the collapsed person is almost certain to die.
“I am pleased to note that Brechin High School have been involved in training people through BHF’s Heart Start programme.”
BHF Scotland is urging people to join its UK-wide campaign to create a Nation of Lifesavers in which all young people and adults learn lifesaving CPR skills. The campaign includes the rollout of a new, quick-and-simple CPR training programme which enables schools, workplaces and community groups to become completely self-sufficient in teaching the three simple steps that could save a life: Call. Push. Rescue.
Marjory Burns, BHF Scotland director, said: “We need every school, workplace, community group and individual to be inspired to register for a free CPR training kit and join the Nation of Lifesavers and help make Scotland a safer place to live.”
To help the BHF create a Nation of Lifesavers visit bhf.org.uk/lifesavers