The phone box received it’s defibrillator yesterday.
A large number of villagers also received training on how to use the defibrillator by the Community heartbeat trust.
They debunked many myths about what a cardiac arrest is and how a defibrillator works and whether or not it’s possible to do more harm than good with one of the modern AEDs (Automated external defibrillator). Alas ER, Casualty and Holby City came under fire for missrepresenting real life.
If you’re interested in their work or how a defibrillator works details can be found on their website.
The Defibrillator is locked in a bright yellow cabinet in what was the old BT phone box. If you ever need to use it the 999 operator will have access to the code to open the box.
The defibrillator itself is orange and is stored in a small carry pack which contains other essentials in case you ever need to use it.
Their is a universal sign which indicates the location of the nearest defibrillator. This should be the same arround the world!.