Map showing the four village defibrillators (links to main defib page)We now have four publicly available Defibrillators (AED) located around the village. The Parish Council has achieved this, with the support from the community, Tesco, Aster and the Chequers.

The defibrillators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Outside Tesco Express
  • Outside Front of Chequers Inn
  • Outside Front of Abbots Court, Huntick Estate
  • Phone box opposite the Primary School

We have placed banners around the village to help raise awareness of where the nearest defibrillator is to that part of the village –  although you can use any of the units in an emergency.

According to the British Heart Foundation, less than 1 in 10 people survive a sudden cardiac arrest. However, if a defibrillator is used within the first 3 to 5 minutes, the likelihood of survival is roughly 74%, showing that having a defibrillator close can make a real difference.  A recent example is Christian Eriksen, the Danish footballer who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during a Euro 2021 match, but, due to quick action with a defibrillator he survived.

Our goal now is that everyone in the village knows the locations of these defibrillator units. They could help you save someone’s life, or even save your life.

What to do in an emergency
If somebody suffers a cardiac arrest, they will lose consciousness straight away and their heart will stop beating.

In order to help them, you must first call 999 and then begin CPR.

It’s important to remember that, in order to save the life of someone who is suffering a cardiac arrest.

Once you have called the emergency services, find your nearest defibrillator and begin using it. All defibrillators are really easy to operate. When you press the ‘On’ button, they will issue clear and simple verbal and visual instructions for use of the defibrillator.  The units will not deliver a shock if they do not consider it safe to do so.

You can read more information on using a defibrillator, including a short instructional video, on our main defibrillator page.

The units are very easy to use, but the Parish Council will be running public training sessions in the coming months for anyone that would like them. Please look out for information on the dates and times. Remember, that even without training, the units can be used by anyone, by following the audio instructions.

The document below shows a poster with defibrillator instructions (as an embedded PDF). The PDF can also be downloaded by clicking here.

Village defibrillators
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