As you know, earlier this year we were offered a defibrillator on long term loan by our First Responders of Tenbury. We therefore purchased the box to house it ourselves and it has been installed at the side of the village hall in St Michaels.
Since then Hereford and Worcester country Councils have offered village halls, schools and any other general areas the chance to purchase their own defibrillator machine, normally £695, but offering £500 towards it. So we have now bought and own our own machine at a cosg of £195. This now belongs to St Michaels village. It has its own identity number and is regularly checked bu named people. However we have chosen not to keep the box locked as this saves time which would be so valuable in a time of use emergency. It is simple to press C and Open and extremely simple to use as it takes you through a process.
Well done to those able to join us on Saturday afternoon 7th October to attend the demonstration of the defibrillator and the most important CPR training. We are grateful to Chris Woods, our First Responder, for coming along and giving his time voluntarily yet again to give us this training and answering questions and queries relating to an emergency. We hope he will return in the coming months to refresh our thoughts and practices in this area.