Three Ways to Save a Life

Following the fifth anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, St John Ambulance and BBC Radio Manchester are bringing essential first aid skills to members of the public and local organisations through a mix of public training sessions, on-demand training and virtual instruction.

The key life saving techniques to be taught include:

  • Delivering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using a defibrillator
  • How to treat severe bleeding and catastrophic haemorrhage
  • How to treat someone who is choking

all of which will be reinforced with knowledge of Primary Survey and how to put someone in the recovery position.

Sessions will be delivered by the local St John Ambulance team of volunteers and trainers in Greater Manchester in a number of different ways – through planned events in public locations, at St John volunteer HQs in the District, on demand by local groups and organisations and through virtual sessions.

More than 220 people attended the first day of training in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Members of the Greater Manchester public and local groups who wish to enquire about the availability of trainers can do so by emailing

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