To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce by up to 10%.
There are lots of ways you can help:
- learn how to perform CPR
- watch the British Heart Foundation’s defibrillator video, so you’re more confident in an emergency
- encourage your workplace and local community to get a defibrillator
Getting a defibrillator
Having a defibrillator in your workplace or community will help to save more lives.
If you are interested in finding out more about defibrillators and would like our help, please contact the relevant Community Response Manager for your area below:
Andy Jeynes – Community Response Manager (Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country)
Mobile: 07896 175337
Coventry & Warwickshire
Bobby Qayum – Community Response Manager (Coventry & Warwickshire)
Mobile: 07795 027284
Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire
Cliff Medlicott – Community Response Manager (Herefordshire, Shropshire & Worcestershire)
Mobile: 07884 050877
Matt Heward – Community Response Manager (Staffordshire)
Mobile: 07584 999819
There’s also lots of useful information on the British Heart Foundation website too!