Tuesday 24th March 2015 – 10.10am – Chris Kowalik.
A red telephone box in a village in Worcestershire is to become the latest place in the county to house a defibrillator.
19 members of Mamble Village Community were trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service in CPR and in the use of the device that could restart the heart of someone who suffers a cardiac arrest.
Advanced Community Paramedic Dave Rowley who provided the training said: “For every minute someone is in cardiac arrest, their chance of survival diminishes by ten per cent. The more defibrillators we have in the community, the greater the chance of saving a life. I would appeal to all communities, groups and organisations to embrace this opportunity and technology that can really make a difference.”
Dave is pictured presenting the village defibrillator to John Pepper, Mamble Parish Council Chairman. The machine will be housed in a renovated red telephone box next to the village hall.
Listen to Dave speaking to BBC Hereford & Worcester’s Andrew Easton:
For more information about learning to do CPR and getting a defibrillator, contact Noel Orbell, West Midlands Ambulance Service’s Community Response Manager for Worcestershire via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07980 094808 or the CFR Admin Office via CFRAdmin@wmas.nhs.uk or 01384 215 855