Community Access Defibrillator
Working with the Community Heartbeat Trust, in 2018 the Parish Council secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for the supply and installation of a Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD).
Defibrillators (also known as AEDs) are medical devices that help and support a rescue for a patient in cardiac arrest. They achieve this by applying a current of electricity across the heart to stop it, allowing it to reconfigure automatically. Defibrillators are not "Heart Re-starters".
Our defibrillator is installed on the side of the village hall, along with an emergency phone which connects to the Ambulance Service at the touch of a button.
The parish council is responsible for ensuring the defibrillator and rescue kit are checked weekly and that all components are maintained. This management allows our defibrillator to be registered on the national database, used by the emergency services to locate nearby defibrillators.
This equipment requires annual maintenance which is funded by events within the community.
Volunteer Emergency Telephone System (VETS)
Alongside the public access defibrillator, we have a group of community volunteers who can be contacted in emergencies on the following number:
ALWAYS DIAL 999 FIRST IN AN EMERGENCY
IF A CHANCE ARISES THEN DIAL THE VETS NUMBER
VETS is a community-run system and upon dialling the number all volunteers are contacted in an attempt to raise help locally, if no volunteers are available the caller will be notified.