This is a European wide initiative where in October of each year volunteers go into local Comprehensive Schools and teach pupil Basic Life Support skills, including CPR.

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Last October (2018) Porthcawl Community First Responders were involved once again in the 'Restart-a-Heart' day at Porthcawl Comprehensive School. We were part of a training team that consisted of:-

  • Nurse
  • Police Officer
  • Ambulance Service Paramedic
  • Doctor
  • 6th Form Student

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As a result of 'Restart-a-Heart day 2018:-
  • over 150 Porthcawl Comprehensive School students were trained in Basic Life Support and CPR.
  • Over 238,793pupils were trained across the U.K.

The next 'Restart-a-Heart event takes place on the 16th October 2019. If you would like to get involved, as a volunteer trainer or get your local School involved please visit the
'Restart-a-Heart 2018' or 'Welsh Ambulance Service' websites for further details.