Monday 2nd March 2015 – 12.50pm – Chris Kowalik.
The centre of a Shropshire hamlet that is “out in the sticks” now features a vital piece of lifesaving equipment.
The defibrillator, which could restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest is ready for public use in Eaton Upon Tern. It was obtained after fundraising and donations among residents and local businesses Shelley’s Signs, Morning Foods, Farmers Electricals and 3JC Ltd.. The defibrillator was purchased with support from the British Heart Foundation.
Two training sessions in CPR and the use of the defibrillator were held in the hamlet by West Midlands Ambulance Service prior to the machine going live on Saturday 28th February.
Janet Furness from Eaton Upon Tern said: “We’re out in the sticks. We decided to do something that would hopefully save someone’s life. We thought it was a good thing to do.”
If you would like information on how to get a defibrillator for where you live contact Cliff Medlicott, West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Community Response Manager for Shropshire on 07884 050 877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Community Response Department on CFRAdmin@wmas.nhs.uk or 01384 215 855.
Pictured: Back row, left-to-right: Sally Webber, Cathy Thomason.
Front row, left-to-right: Janet Furness, Debbie Greenstreet.