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When 93-year-old Vera House fell at home and sustained a nasty gash to her head, first aider Chris Cox was the first on the scene.
Young volunteer Fergus Carter-Brazier has single-handedly launched a first aid project for young mums and dads.
When first aider Jaimi McLean came across a serious car crash on a busy motorway, he didn’t hesitate to help.
When Linda Archer’s friend fell and was knocked out cold in a remote location, her first aid skills came in very useful.
First aider Martyn Wheeler and his colleagues saved someone’s life at a bustling tribute band festival.
When confronted with a cardiac arrest casualty, Mel Palmer had to give CPR for a gruelling eight minutes – and saved the man’s life.
Melody Fears was enjoying a quiet holiday when she saw a man suddenly collapse in a busy car park – but she didn’t hesitate to act.
When a fun event suddenly went horrifically wrong for a police community support officer, first aid volunteers rushed to provide emergency help.
Richard Blewer was at work in Warrington when a colleague phoned from round the corner to say an injured driver needed a first aider. Here’s his story:
When Sally Hutchinson found her husband not breathing in their home, her first aid skills made a life-saving difference.
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