October News – ‘The Star’ defib deployed to local patient

Well done to everyone in Market Street involved with providing life saving CPR and having the defibrillator from outside the “Star” available earlier this week. We understand that the patient is now back at home.

Since P&DCFRs were established over 10 years ago, we have helped and encouraged the setting up of 24/7 public accessible heart defibrillators (AEDs) within Penkridge (15) and the neighbouring parishes (14) we also respond to.

Along with the local SJA, our CFR team have also provided local schools, community and church groups and many other residents with basic training in CPR and how to use an AED – but dont be afraid to use an AED even if you haven’t had training – the 999 operator will stay on the line and talk you through what to do – and the AED talks to you as well and wont let you deliver a shock if it isnt needed!

We now know of 2 more AEDS at Pillaton Farm entrance and also at their camp site (seasonal) – thank you to the site owners for becoming potential life savers!

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