A defibrillator training session has been completed at the 105th Werrington Scouts in Stoke on Trent. Whilst defibrillators are easy to use it is great that members at this group are better prepared in the event of an emergency.

 

The scouts feel very proud that they have been able to fund potentially life-saving piece of equipment available to the surrounding community.

 

This defibrillator was funded by the friends, families and members of Werrington Scouts, Slimming World, Staffordshire County Council, Tesco Bags of Help, Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery and Staffordshire County Councillor Ross Ward.

 

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

 

Providing an essential and potentially life-saving, stage in the treatment of anyone suffering a cardiac arrest, defibrillators are easy to operate with step-by-step instructions for members of the public to use in an emergency.

 

 

Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate said: “It’s great to see Werrington Scouts have an AED installed on their site. Not only have they just had an AED, they have made it accessible to the community 24 hours a day 365 days a year. We would urge other communities nearby to contact us to see how we can help"

 

 

 

Further information about installing an AED can be found at www.aeddonate.org.uk.