EXTRA community first aid courses will be available in Hereford from July 9.

The courses are for all ages and will be held at the St John Ambulance training centre in Widemarsh Street.

A “basic” first aid course runs for three hours and teaches participants how to deal with a range of emergency situations, such as choking and severe bleeding along with resuscitation techniques.

An “essential” course, meanwhile, focuses on situations involving infants and children, as well as adults.

For more information, and to book a place, call 0121 237 3879.