We are very fortunate in Swanton Morley to have two defibrillators, installed and maintained by the Parish Council. They can be found on the telephone box in Town Street, opposite the village shops and at the village hall (main entrance).
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest. You don’t need to be trained to use a defibrillator – anyone can use it. There are instructions at the site.
Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone, at any time. You cannot deliver a shock accidentally, the defibrillator will only allow you to shock if it is needed.
The following steps gives someone the best chance of survival. If you come across someone in cardiac arrest:
Ask someone to bring a defibrillator if there’s one nearby
Turn on the defibrillator and follow its instruction