STAFF at a Whaplode-based training firm have been hailed as heroes after giving life-saving first aid to a lorry driver who collapsed at Truckfest.
NTP Services first aid trainer Colin Frost and sales representative Kelly Moore spotted the 46-year-old man laid on the floor near their stand as they set up for the event in Peterborough on Sunday morning.
The pair gave CPR for about 20 minutes until the ambulance service arrived and took over treatment. Daryl Moore, business development manager at the firm, said: “The paramedics on scene said the quick response of Colin and Kelly has given the man a greater chance of survival and him making a full recovery.
“A colleague of his came to see NTP on our stand later in the day and also on the Monday and informed us that the hospital had said that Colin and Kelly saved the man’s life and without their quick response and actions he wouldn’t have survived.”
The man, named as Paul Keech, of Barking, Essex, was taken to Peterborough City Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Daryl added: “NTP are very proud of both Colin and Kelly and it goes to show that everyone should have first aid skills. If NTP hadn’t been exhibiting at Truckfest nobody would have been with Paul immediately to give him life saving CPR.
“NTP offer first aid training to everyone. Colin is our instructor and knows his job inside out, he is our hero and we’re very proud.
“We know the importance of being able to react promptly to save somebody’s life and believe it truly is an essential skill to have.”