Defibrillator at British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry

Tuesday 23rd December 2014 – 10.45am – Chris Kowalik.

A tourist venue in north Shropshire has become the latest location in the county to have a defibrillator.

The device, that could restart the heart of someone who suffers a cardiac arrest, is in place at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry.

Some staff have already been trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service in its use. Up to forty staff will be trained in the coming months.

Dawn Bush, Community Defibrillation Facilitator said: “For every minute that someone is in cardiac arrest, their chance of survival diminishes by ten percent. CPR and defibrillation in the early stages of cardiac arrest could save their life and it is something that anyone can do. The more of these devices we can get out into communities and the more people we can have trained in their use, the better.”

Defibrillator at British Ironworks, Oswestry

Pictured left to right: Martine Grieve (Office Manager, British Ironwork Centre), Dawn Bush (Community Defibrillation Facilitator, West Midlands Ambulance Service) and Samantha Pitman (British Ironwork Centre).

Picture: Black Country Metal Works Ltd., British Ironwork Centre.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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