Become a lifesaver today with Magpas Air Ambulance's community CPR and defibrillator training.

Did you know?

There are
out-of-hospital cardiac arrests attended to by medical professionals every year.
of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR.
in 10

Here at Magpas Air Ambulance, we believe hearts matter...

... And we want to change those statistics.

When a person goes into cardiac arrest, bystander CPR can double a person’s chances of survival and, if they are given defibrillation within 3-5 minutes, survival rates can increase to 50-70%. Often their survival depends on those around them.

That’s why Magpas Air Ambulance offers Community CPR sessions.

These one-hour training courses teach lifesaving CPR and defibrillation skills and will give you the confidence to act fast and help to give someone the best chance in the event of a cardiac arrest.

Cardiac arrests are one of the most common incidents the Magpas Air Ambulance medical team attends. Our doctors and critical care paramedics are specially trained to deliver care usually only available in hospital at the scene of a patient’s cardiac arrest, but they rely on members of the community to provide effective CPR in the minutes following that cardiac arrest for their medical expertise to make the most difference.

Be prepared and confident to act in an emergency. Learn these vital skills with us and you can help save lives in your community. For school, businesses and community groups, and suitable for ages 8+. Enquire today to book your training session.

Contact us to learn more about how you or your group or business can become lifesavers in your local community.

David's story

In the middle of the night, 38-year-old farmer, husband and
father of two David went into cardiac arrest while asleep at home.
His wife, Sabrina, called 999 and immediately started performing
vital CPR for the man she loves, not stopping until the Magpas Air
Ambulance team arrived 15 minutes later.

“11 days after I spent 15 minutes dead on my bedroom floor, I was back at work, albeit slightly uncomfortably. Not many people can say that they have saved a life, but my wife Sabrina and Magpas Air Ambulance can.”

Volunteer and former patient

Inspired by his wife’s actions and surprised by the statistics of
survival rates in the UK, David has since made it his mission to
spend his free time doing all he can to help save more lives—he
undertook training to learn how to deliver CPR and defibrillator
training, and now offers sessions to the local community on
behalf of the charity.

Former patient and volunteer David Walston teaching Community CPR at the Cambridgeshire County Day

Nicola Cooper

Community Training and Engagement Officer

Contact me today to discuss about our Community CPR and defibrillator training, I'd love to hear from you and talk more about how you can help to save lives.