Another two defibrillator sites have gone live thanks to funds donated to Rugeley Community First Responder Group (CFR). The volunteer group has been increasing the defibrillator provision in their local area and now have machines at the following locations.

Armitage with Handsacre Village Hall

The telephone box at the bottom of Kingsley Wood Road (junction of Stafford Brook Road)

Emery and Burton Ltd

The Mossley Tavern

The defibrillators are available 24/7 and have been registered on the ambulance service database and will be activated in the event of an emergency. Defibrillators are easy to use and come with either verbal or visual step by step instructions. The machines are designed to be used by anyone with or without prior training. Anyone needing a defibrillator should call 999 in the first instance and the call handler will advise where the nearest one is and how to access it. If effective CPR and a defibrillator can be applied within the first 3-5 minutes of collapse the chances of survival for the victim can increase from 6%-74%. Without immediate treatment, 90%-95% of patients will die.

Rugeley CFR group are currently celebrating 12 years of responding, a huge commitment and dedication to their community. In that time they’ve attended a whopping 8644 incidents! Congratulations on your anniversary and keep up the great work.

Thank you to Rugeley CFR’s for choosing to work with us, its always a pleasure to help in your community.