There is still time for people to sign up for training on new lifesaving equipment provided at Clacton Town Hall.
The defibrillator machine has been installed on the outside of the building - and can be used by anyone in the area of Station Road.
The machine has been provided by the Holland and Clacton First Responders and paid for by Clacton Carnival Association (CCA) from the carnival street procession.
The initiative came about after CCA was keen to have the equipment installed in a central location in the town.
Free heartstart training is to be given to anyone who would like it, especially those living or working in the vicinity of the Town Hall, and it gets underway next week.
Sessions will be held in the Essex Hall in the Town Hall every morning from Monday April 24 through to Friday April 28 from 10am to 12noon.
Heartstart is a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training course and is a British Heart Foundation campaign.
Training includes how to recognise when a person is in cardiac arrest; how to perform CPR; how to use the defibrillator; how to place an unconscious person in the recovery position, how to help someone who is choking and how to deal with a serious bleed.
To book a place on the training sessions contact Lizzie Ridout on 01255 686340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org