The Parish Council, in conjunction with a grant from the HEY Smile Foundation, has partly funded an Intelligent Public Access Defibrillator (IPAD) for the benefit of the parish.
This defibrillator is located on the external front wall of the Village Hall on Chapel Street and may be readily identified by it's bright yellow cabinet.
If you think that someone in the village is having a heart attack dial 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
You will be told that there is a defibrillator in the village and given the combination for the defibrillator cabinet. Stay on the line, sending someone to open the cabinet and fetching the defibrillator.
The defibrillator is designed to be used safely by people with no medical experience as the user is guided through the process by a sequence of voice commands from the machine which is intelligent enough to recognise when and when not to shock.
Although no specific training is required to use this model defibrillator you may find this film of interest. Note, however, that although not shown in the video users are advised to stay in phone contact with the emergency services throughout until the arrival of trained paramedics.
Location of the Defibrillator Cabinet