Ashampstead RG8 8SH
The Parish Council is happy to announce that we now have a defibrillator in the village, freely available for use by any member of the public in an emergency.
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone whose heart has stopped (cardiac arrest).
This high energy shock is called defibrillation and is an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.
Our defibrillator can be found in an unlocked cabinet fixed to the outside of the Village Hall. If you come across someone who has collapsed and may have had a cardiac arrest it’s vital to call 999 and start basic life support, then you should send someone to fetch the defibrillator Don't be afraid of it - the machine talks to you and guides you through the steps you need to take. You can't harm the casualty by giving a shock that he/she doesn't need!
Although it is very straightforward to use the defibrillator, a number of residents recently attended training sessions conducted by a professional medic.
For any further questions or information please contact Paul Thompson, Parish Clerk.
tel: 01635 579205