Lifesaving skills and equipment can now be found at the Land Rover Experience (LRE) off-road driving centre at Eastnor near Ledbury.
Eight members of staff at the Eastnor centre were trained in basic life support, CPR and defibrillation by West Midlands Ambulance Service trainer Diane Pearson. It is the first Land Rover Experience site to have a defibrillator installed and it is hoped the new skills can be used throughout the village if required.
There will be a member of staff with basic life support training on site every day it is open, covering about 6500 people who visit it and use its 50 miles of off-road tracks every year, as well as the 50,000 who visit the neighbouring Eastnor Castle. Dave Griffiths, centre manager of LRE at Eastnor, said, 'It means we can look after our guests, our staff and people who visit the castle. It is part of our duty of care to those who visit us. We would be the first point of contact if anything happened to anyone in the village and could be at the castle quickly if a guest had a cardiac arrest.'
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