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Ambulance Service to hit training target of 10,000

The West Midlands Ambulance Service will have trained 10,000 people in Staffordshire, in the lifesaving HeartStart course by the end of this week, the organisation said.

In April last year, the programme was launched, with the aim of training 60,000 people within five years.

The charity said that over the last 15 months, an average of 21 people a day have been trained in how to save a life. Matt Heward, Community Response Manager said:

The Trust is absolutely thrilled by the response for these courses. The service believes it is extremely important to increase the public’s understanding of what they should do in a medical emergency.