Introduced into the award structure of the Society in 1955 the Resuscitation Certificate measures 210 mm wide by 299 mm long and is framed and glazed. The lettering is all in black with a black border. It was introduced because a growing number of cases were being reported to the Society of promptness and great presence of mind being shown by persons restoring to life by artificial respiration an apparently dead person, often following a marine or fire rescue. The Society had never recognised such deeds before. The certificate is signed by both the chairman and the secretary on behalf of the committee.
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