Free CPR Training


On 13th February, we will be welcoming East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) to Cambridge Business Park to provide free CPR and defibrillator (AED) training for those who wish to take part.

EAAA is a charity providing advanced critical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the most seriously ill and injured people in the region by air and road.

A quarter of the emergencies that EAAA attends are cardiac arrests; every year approximately 12,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the East of England. Only about 40% of those receive any form of bystander CPR before the arrival of the ambulance service and less than 20% have a defibrillator deployed before emergency services arrive. The cardiac arrest survival rate in the UK is only around 8%, but if a defibrillator is used alongside effective CPR within the first 3-5 minutes, the chances of survival can increase between 40%-70%.

Josh Lawrence, Community Training Programme Manager with EAAA, says: “To date East Anglian Air Ambulance has delivered life-saving Community CPR and Defibrillator training sessions to over 34,000 children and adults. We are looking forward to our day at Cambridge Business Park to equip even more people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to start the chain of survival as soon as possible to help save a life.”

The training provided will be one hour long and will cover early recognition of both a cardiac arrest and a heart attack, as well as early intervention including CPR and the use of an AED.

Reserve your place by emailing For more information about East Anglian Air Ambulance see here.