The St John Emergency Ambulance Service held a CPR Marathon on Friday 22nd June to raise funds for a new emergency ambulance and to teach members of the public basic CPR.
Teams from local businesses, schools and organisations signed up to complete one hour time slots of resuscitation throughout the day. The relay which took place at Beau Sejour started a 8am and continued until 8pm.
Teams came from AFM, Specsavers, Beau Sejour, Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service, Airport Fire Service, Guernsey Police & Nurses, St John Cadets and Badgers. Guernsey’s most senior politician, Deputy Gavin St Pier also joined in, as did Deputy Heidi Soulsby and Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez.
Students from the College of FE, St Martins School and Notre Dame du Rosaire School also took part in the event which was sponsored by Heritage Insurance.
Staff from the St John Emergency Ambulance Service and the Guernsey Cardiac Action Group were on hand to demonstrate CPR to members of the public and passers-by.
The CPR Marathon was one of a number of fundraising events for a new emergency ambulance. The new vehicle will be a modern treatment centre, stocked with life-saving equipment, diagnostic tools and medical kits which will allow St John Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians to deliver advanced pre-hospital emergency care around the island.