Members of the public were invited to attend a defibrillator awareness session at the Foaming Quart, Norton Green. The session was planned to help raise awareness of the community defibrillators in the area.

Whilst defibrillators are easy to use it is great that members of this group are better prepared in the event of an emergency. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. Providing an essential and potentially life-saving, stage in the treatment of anyone suffering a cardiac arrest, defibrillators are easy to operate with step-by-step instructions for members of the public to use in an emergency.

Anyone needing access to a defibrillator should call 999 in the first instance and they will be given over the phone instructions to locate their nearest machine, whilst also ensuring an ambulance is on the way.

Our awareness courses are designed to demonstrate just how easy it is to use a defibrillator but also show how to access one in an emergency. The session allows for questions and aims to offer reassurance and structure in what can be an extremely stressful time. Anyone wishing to book on a course should check out our events page on facebook or contact us on 01785 472224 to arrange one of your own.

Thank you to everyone who attended