Saving Lives in the Shropshire Hills

Tuesday 11th November 2014 – 3.30pm – Chris Kowalik.

The Shropshire town of Church Stretton is about to get a vital piece of lifesaving equipment and an appeal is being made for volunteers to learn how to use it.

A defibrillator is due to be fitted next to the town’s Midcounties Co-operative’s cash machine, paid for through the fundraising efforts of Church Stretton and District Round Table.

Round Table President Ian Price said: “Volunteers will be trained in CPR and use of the defibrillator by West Midlands Ambulance Service on a Saturday morning. The training will last no more than four hours. Anyone who volunteers to learn how to use the defibrillator will have their contact telephone number registered with a call-out system that will alert them to a cardiac arrest in the town.

“The first volunteer to respond to the call saying they can attend will then get the defibrillator and tend to the patient while a blue-light emergency ambulance service vehicle is en-route.

“Using the defib is easy. It even talks to you and tells you what to do.”

If you like to learn how to save a life, contact Ian Price on 01694 722020. Training is due to take place in the New Year.


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