Fire and Ambulance Services to work together to treat cardiac arrests

A new initiative is being launched across Merseyside that will see Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service working together to treat cardiac arrests.

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The scheme will see both emergency services sent to an incident and whoever reaches the casualty first will provide life saving treatment.

Similar schemes have already proved successful in Lancashire and Manchester.

The trial scheme was launched at Southport Community Fire Station this week.