A HYGIENIC kiss is helping save lives.
Warwick District Community First Responders are volunteers who respond to 999 calls on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Nearly 1,000 people have been trained in the past year in CPR lifesaving skills and using defibrillators, and the responders are always keen to welcome to recruit new trainers.
Warwick Rotarian Graham Suggett was among those to answer the call to become a trainer, but the Wellesbourne resident quickly discovered there was some reluctance to administer the “kiss of life” on hygiene grounds.
But that has now changed since The Rotary Club of Warwick purchased 2,000 keyring face masks – which are always to hand in an emergency.
The masks, which as the name implies attach simply to a keyring – are now being given to all volunteers completing a CPR and AED course.
Visit www.warwickfirstresponders.org for details on being trained in CPR, joining the training team, or becoming a 999 responder.