CPR training for communities

CPR training courses for community groups

Less than 1 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital in the UK survives. With your help we can change that.

Join the Nation of Lifesavers and teach your community CPR.

Train your community

Before applying for a CPR kit, take into account that:

  • Kits are free for eligible community groups excluding Scotland and Greater Manchester, where the regional fire and rescue services will be facilitating the usage of kits and training in partnership with the BHF.
  • The training is suitable for people aged 12 years old and older.
  • The training kit will allow you to train up to 10 people at a time and is reusable.
  • No instructor is needed as all of the techniques are taught using the DVD. All you need is a DVD player and a little space to practise in.

The training kit covers:

  1. how and when to perform CPR on an adult or child
  2. put someone in the recovery position
  3. how to use a defibrillator

The CPR training kit includes

  • CPR training kit10 reusable inflatable manikins
  • 10 kneeling mats
  • 10 red inflation bags
  • 10 practise-while-watching training DVDs
  • 1 manual inflation pumps
  • cleaning wipes
  • extra manikin replacement parts
  • all contained in a handy carry bag

Apply for a free CPR kit

You'll be taken to our Grant Tracker page to complete your details.

Apply now

If you’re a community group in Scotland and in Greater Manchester

It’s vital that as many people as possible are able to learn lifesaving skills, so we have partnered with the fire and rescue services in Scotland and Greater Manchester to make sure CPR training can reach more local communities across the UK. 

CPR kits are available at 356 fire stations across Scotland and 43 in Greater Manchester for your group to access and use. Simply contact your local community fire station to arrange a time to go to the station and use the training DVD and kit.

If you’re a national youth group

We're delighted to have received many requests from national youth groups such as scouts, guides, cadets and Duke of Edinburgh award schemes. Unfortunately, we're not able to provide free CPR kits to these groups as there are so many of them.  

However, we're working on a number of projects to determine how we can offer free CPR training to national youth groups in a cost effective way. Please bear with us while we do this and we'll post any new developments here.

If you’re a Heartstart group

Heartstart schemes and schools aren’t eligible to apply for Call Push Rescue kit as they’re already teaching CPR as part of the Heartstart course, and through this are helping to create a Nation of Lifesavers.