Save the date to defibrillate with free training event

Residents across the Sevenoaks District will have the opportunity to become life-saving experts with a free training event that offers defibrillator and first aid training. 

The training session has been organised by Sevenoaks District Council and will take place on Saturday 29 September at 9.30am at the Council offices on Argyle Road, Sevenoaks.

The session will be delivered by Sevenoaks Community First Responders who provide basic everyday first aid training on CPR, choking, allergic reactions and diabetic emergencies

The training also covers how to use Automated External Defibrillator, with around 60 of these installed across the District.

Cllr Michelle Lowe, Sevenoaks Cabinet Member for Health and Leisure, says: “Ultimately, this training could save a life. Cardiac arrest is a leading killer in the UK so it is vital that more people are trained because you never know when you or someone you love will need it”.

Places can be reserved free of charge by calling Sevenoaks District Council 01732 227000 or by emailing

It is advised that residents make sure they can commit to the day before reserving due to limited places.

Residents will be charged a cancellation fee of £30 if they book and do not attend.

Residents can find the locations of their nearest defibrillator by going to