Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with the British Heart Foundation to help save lives across the country by providing fire stations as a base for members of the public to teach themselves CPR.
The Service has agreed to house CPR kits and DVD training videos at its 356 stations across Scotland and members of the public can contact their local community fire station to arrange a time to go into the station and watch the DVD which will give them the information they need to become a life saver.
There will be mannequins available at each station which visitors will use along with the instructional DVD.
This partnership is one part of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s commitment to support the Scottish Government’s Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy, which aims to save an extra 1,000 lives in Scotland by 2020.
The programme was launched on European ‘Restart a Heart Day’ - Friday, October 16.
Crew members across Aberdeenshire including Laurencekirk(pictured) and Inverbervie took part in the open day which invited members of the community to attend.
SFRS is encouraging local groups and individuals to get in touch.