Com­mu­nity ef­fort could help to save lives

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

A NUM­BER of or­gan­i­sa­tions have joined forces to help pro­vide a vil­lage with a com­mu­nity de­fib­ril­la­tor.

St James Church, Ful­mer Parish Coun­cil and Ful­mer Vil­lage Hall came to­gether to put in place the de­fib­ril­la­tor, which can be used to give an elec­tric shock to peo­ple whose have suf­fered heart at­tacks.

The unit has been in­stalled on an ex­ter­nal wall of the vil­lage hall, and was paid for by the church, with the parish coun­cil over­see­ing its pur­chase.

It will give au­di­ble in­struc­tions to any­one us­ing it, and will also not give out an elec­tric shock if there is no need.

Ger­rards Cross and Chal­font St Peter have also had com­mu­nity de­fib­ril­la­tors in­stalled this year, and the de­vices are de­signed to be in­stalled in places where large num­bers of peo­ple gather.

Peter Kelly, clerk to Ful­mer Parish Coun­cil, said: “We are re­ally pleased to be able to help the lo­cal com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing the Black Horse pub, the Bee­hive nurs­ery and Ful­mer In­fant School.”

Francesca Hal­lDrinkwa­ter, a church war­den at St James Church and mem­ber of the parish coun­cil, said: “Ful­mer is a spe­cial com­mu­nity and we are re­ally pleased to have pro­vided this life sav­ing de­vice for lo­cal res­i­dents.”

JOINED UP: Peter Kelly, clerk to Ful­mer Parish Coun­cil, Bar­bara Zoltowska of the Vil­lage Hall team and Francesca Hall-Drinkwa­ter, Church War­den at St James, with the de­fib­ril­la­tor

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