Search is on for first aid heroes

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A search has been launched in the county for first aid heroes who have used their skills to save lives.

St John Ambulance is seeking nominations from Northamptonshire as it launches its nationwide search for individuals, organisations and businesses that are leading the way in first aid.

The St John Ambulance First Aid Awards is a high-profile event honouring first aid role models, while raising awareness that first aid can be the difference between lives lost and lives saved.

This year’s event will be hosted by survivalist Ray Mears who has used first aid many times and will take place at the Lancaster London Hotel on November 19.

Ray Mears said: ‘When I attended last year’s St John Ambulance First Aid Awards, I was touched and inspired by the stories that I heard of heroism and commitment to saving lives. That’s why I am proud to be hosting the First Aid Awards this year.

“The skill to save a life is an essential one. You never know when you could find yourself faced with a situation where first aid is the difference between a life lost and a life saved. That’s definitely the case in the wilderness but also applies at home, in the office or your local neighbourhood.”

To make a nomination visit www.sja.org.uk/firstaidawards for more information. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday, July 13.