First aid volunteers gave a one-off demonstration on how to help people in emergencies, at Alsancak’s Harry’s Bar on Wednesday.
The three members of the Civil Emergency Service Volunteers 112 (CESV) gave a shorter-than-normal two-hour session to staff and members of the public at the bar, covering some of the most likely scenarios they could face.
Subjects included what to do when there is an unconscious casualty, how to carry out a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to help someone choking and what to do if someone suffers heatstroke.
The first aid trainers also showed illustrations and videos of the techniques during the shortened version of the course, which normally takes six hours.
Member Andy King said: “We wanted to show people how they could save lives in an emergency, which could happen to elderly people or due to the heat.
“The presentation actually went down very well and people who were there made us realise that these kinds of events could be very useful.
“Such emergencies can occur anywhere in the country whether it’s a bar, restaurant, at the beach or hotel.
“We will definitely be looking into doing more of these presentations as it is much easier for people to understand by carrying out both practical work or listening and watching.”
By Yasemin Gulpinar for Cyprus Today