After the success of our first CPR friendly BBQ, we organised a similar CPR Friendly Street Party giving our local community the opportunity to enhance their CPR skills in a fun environment while also raising funds for their very own street Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
A CPR Friendly Street Party is a great way to bring the street and locals together. It revitalises the community spirit in a fun but socially concise way to help create a heart smart street, with the added option of raising funds for a street defibrillator. Typically hosted at a resident’s home, driveway, local public park, community centre or surf club these casual events ideally run for 90 minutes, which includes a 30-60 minute CPR information session. An example might be 4:30pm–6pm on a Sunday afternoon with every household invited to bring a plate and drinks.
Our first CPR friendly Street Party was run in February 2019, with 50 local residents and the kind support of a trainer from Newport Surf Club. Funds for a defibrillator were raised with the AED placed centrally within 3 minutes of everyone in the street. This life-saving emergency device is stored in a weatherproof alarmed storage cabinet for security.