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17 July 2018
FISHBURN PARISH COUNCIL INSTALLS DEFIBRILLATOR

Fishburn Parish Council has been working in partnership with the Cardiac Arrest Prevention Team at the University Hospital of North Durham to provide an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in the parish. Defibrillation within 3-5 minutes of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 50%-70%. This can be achieved through public access defibrillation and when a bystander uses a nearby AED to deliver the first shock. The unit will be accessed by a unique code obtained by an emergency call to the 999 service. The defibrillator was donated free of charge and full training will be provided on how it works in the coming weeks. It will be installed on the front wall of the Community Centre building on Butterwick Road for accessibility. The Parish Council has spent £606.00 purchasing a temperature controlled, lit cabinet, and will be responsible for on-going expenses, such as replacement pads and batteries.

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