‘Come to fire station for training!’

A water tender ladder belonging to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
A water tender ladder belonging to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on the Western Isles welcomes everyone to their stations at Stornoway and Ness on Friday from 10am as part of European Restart A Heart Day.

The Service has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation, who have provided CPR kits to each of Scotland’s 356 fire stations. The charity will act as a base base for members of the public to arrange a time and date to visit their local fire station and teach themselves potentially life-saving CPR using a manikin and self-teach DVD.

It’s part of the fire service’s commitment to the Scottish Government’s ‘Save A Life For Scotland’ campaign, which kicks off in Edinburgh on Friday, October 16, and part of their partnership with the British Heart Foundation.

Stornoway and Port of Ness will open the doors from 10am on Friday and Benbecula from 5pm and staff will be on hand to set up the DVD session.

Other stations, who are not able to take part on Friday, should be contacted by local people and a mutually agreeable time could be organised to allow participation in the training. This can be done by contacting the local station or fire officer using non-emergency telephone numbers.