Two-Mile-Borris Defibrillator Group wish to thank all those who supported their recent fund raising day. The Defibrillator (AED) is available for the use of sudden cardiac arrest. It analyses the heart rhythm and delivers a shock if required to “restart” or regulate the heart beat.
It can only be used by trained responders, to date there are 33 trained responders in our village and its surrounds. This is an awareness scheme, in that it is everyone’s own responsibility to know the trained responders living near them. Keys for the Defibrillator Cabinet will be held by the certified responders of the Two-Mile-Borris group. We have included a breakdown of the areas covered and the relevant responders.
It is hoped that you would take the responsibility to make contact with all the responders living near to you and acquire their number should you need it. This service is a community based initiative to be used as a back up to the ambulance service. As we are all aware it may take some time for the ambulance to reach you but a neighbour may increase your chance of survival if they can attend you quicker. In the event of a cardiac arrest your first action is to dial 999 for an ambulance and then contact your nearest responder for an AED.