Saturday saw the presentation of two defibrillators (AED’s) in Nutley, by Lion President Keith Mates, that have been long awaited by the village.
The units are situated on the outside wall of the Sports Pavilion at Fords Green and by the main entrance of the Nutley War Memorial Hall and are both available to the public 24/7.
The money for the defibrillators came from the 200 Club, Nutley Fete committee, Nutley War Memorial Trust, a bucket collection at the Nutley fete and Uckfield Lions with their installation being completed by Dom Hamilton in his spare time.
Pupils at Nutley Primary School have recently received CPR & AED training from the Community First Responders and a similar session has been planned for village residents and businesses on November 16th.
An AED is a portable defibrillator especially designed for people with no medical background. When applied to the victim, voice commands and screen messages will guide the user step-by-step through the process and its intelligent technology will only allow it to shock a ‘shockable’ heart rhythm.
AED technology opens a window for the public to take on a key role to support emergency services who would otherwise be hindered by the time it takes to reach the victim.
It is argued that AEDs should be as broadly deployed as fire extinguishers and first aid kits.
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Rod Thonger, Nicki Adam, Gavin Paisley, Lion President Keith Mates, Lion Chris Sherwood, Dom Hamilton, Lion Peter Lloyd Bostock, Jo Hoadley, Jim Elsworth