Free training to help save lives in your community.

Sign up for a free one-hour training session that will give you lifesaving skills and confidence to help if someone has a cardiac arrest in your community. You will learn how to take action by calling 111, how to start CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Our 3 Steps for Life programme is for high schools, tertiary education, and community groups such as sports clubs, faith based groups, retirement villages, marae, special events, and more.

Students practising CPR with a tutor

Did you know?
Every year, over 2,000 people in Aotearoa will have a cardiac arrest outside hospital care, and only 1 person in 10 survives.
The chance of surviving is much higher when they receive immediate help.

The 3
Steps for Life

Female on the phone

Calling 111 

When you call 111 our call handlers work with you to send the right help for your emergency.


Female starting CPRStarting CPR 

Doing CPR can keep someone alive until an ambulance arrives with medical help.


Using an AEDUsing an AED 

An AED can bring the heart back to a natural beating rhythm; using one increases the chance of survival by up to 49 per cent.


3 Steps for Life in your community 

Would you like us to come to your local community group or high school, send us an email with:

  • Your name, contact number and address
  • The name of your community group or high school
  • How many people you'd like to attend (minimum of 10 required)

Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646).

Trade staff completing 3 Steps for Life Programme


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