Two Huddersfield companies have joined forces to raise awareness of how to use defibrillators to help save lives.

Chris Worsley, of Easy Fireplace in Milnsbridge, and Steve Moss, of first aid training company Purple Dog, have teamed up to offer free CPR and defib training to the community.

Purple Dog offer courses in first aid and tailor the learning experience to the individual needs of its clients. 

First aid training at the Easy Fireplace showroom

They have already carried out one very successful and positive training session in Chris’s showroom. 

They now have plans to arrange training sessions in Marsden, Slaithwaite and Huddersfield town centre. Dates, times and venues are yet to be finalised. 

On the planned events Chris said: “It all came about because of the distressing scenes we all saw in the Euros with Denmark’s Christian Eriksen suffering a cardiac arrest. 

“We all watched it and I thought I wouldn’t know the first thing to do in that situation. I wouldn’t know how to save someone’s life. 

A lesson in life-saving

“These training sessions are out in the fresh air and are open for everyone to take part in. There is no certificate to be gained from these sessions, it’s all about awareness and being able to have the knowledge to save someone’s life. 

“We have joined forces again with Purple Dog to try and help our communities gain the free knowledge we all deserve,” said Chris.