We are very fortunate to have been allocated funding for a community access defibrillator for the village.
We do not have the defibrillator in place yet. The First Responder Group is offering to give training on how to use an automatic external defibrillator to any one in the village who would like this.
Please do not contact the local Responder Group directly or run to get the defibrillator in the event of an emergency. Always dial 999 in an emergency for instruction and directions on how to open the locked unit containing the community access defibrillator.
If someone collapses and isn’t breathing normally:
The 999 operator will direct you to the nearest defibrillator if the need is required and give you a number code to open the defibrillator cabinet to access the defibrillator.
The defibrillator is fully automated and will talk you through the process in really easy steps. You will also have support from the 999 operator until the ambulance service arrives to take over. The defibrillator will not apply an electric shock if not needed.