Life-saving skills have been taught to cast members from ITV’s Emmerdale.
On 18 October, European Restart a Heart Day, staff from Yorkshire Ambulance Service will visit 118 secondary schools across Yorkshire to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to more than 25,000 children in what will be the biggest event of its kind ever seen in the world.
In preparation YAS staff visited the ITV studios in Leeds to teach CPR and defibrillator awareness to staff including some of the cast of Emmerdale.
Star Chris Chittell, who plays Eric Pollard, said: “I did some training a few years ago but you forget things over time so I’m really pleased that Yorkshire Ambulance Service invited me to learn how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator.
“I would definitely feel more confident if ever I needed to use it.”