The defibrillator is now in place, on the wall outside the Council Offices. The defibrillator is in a carrying case within the unlocked box, so that it is available whenever it is needed.

We had a very successful Awareness Session on 2nd October with 18 people present.

The defibrillator is a life-saving machine that can be used if someone suffers a heart attack, it will not allow the operator to use it incorrectly. Research shows that applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides the best possible outcome.

If you suspect that someone is having a heart attack, call 999. If someone is available to go and get the defibrillator send them immediately.  You should make sure that their airway is clear, and start CPR, when the defibrillator arrives follow the audio instructions, they are very clear and the machine will not give the patient a shock if they are not suffering from a heart attack.  Your actions could save a life.