I am looking to start a scheme to have an AED Defibrillator placed somewhere centrally in Church Lench. There are four options being considered and is under consultation with WMAS (West Midlands Ambulance Service).
Whilst we have a fair way to go with getting this off the ground, I am looking for like minded people who would be prepared to undergo training in the use of and respond to incidents requiring the use of an AED.
The training will be provided by WMAS and is not difficult or to scary.
If you would be interested in finding out more about the scheme, or know someone who maybe interested then please contact Richard Shepherd (Community First Responder) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Defibrillators save lives
Acting quickly when someone is in cardiac arrest and fighting for their life is crucially important.
Around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year.
When someone goes into cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by between 7-10%.
A defibrillator is a machine that delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest. These machines can also be called AEDs (automated external defibrillators).
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