THE RIMPTON VILLAGE DEFIBRILLATOR
FIRST RESPONDER TEAM
A Defibrillator has been purchased by the Parish Council and will be installed in a locked box in the Bus Shelter.
The objective is to have this emergency equipment available in case someone has a suspected heart attack as well as a backup should the emergency services (Paramedics and/or Ambulance) be delayed for any reason e.g. as a result of flooding and the village being temporarily isolated.
A number of Residents have volunteered to act as “First Responders” and have been trained in the use of the Defibrillator and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
The attached Notice should be carefully read, understood and kept in a handy and readily accessible place in your home.
Remember in the event of an emergency ALWAYS PHONE 999 FIRST before phoning a First Responder.
Where the person has stopped breathing the most critical thing is to start CPR as soon as possible. This is why the First Responder you contact will come immediately to your assistance and the Defibrillator will follow with other First Responders.
MINUTES MATTER SO ACT QUICKLY AND BE PREPARED
This note and the attached notice can also be found on the Rimpton Website www.rimpton.net. They can be down loaded from the website should you want to keep an electronic copy and/or to print additional copies.
Please contact any of the First Responders listed on the Notice if you have any questions or concerns.
THE RIMPTON FIRST RESPONDER TEAM NOVEMBER 2014
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