‘Adefib could have savedmy dad’slife’
A councillor who believes her dad’s life could have been saved if he had access to a defibrillator has launched a campaign to get the equipment placed in more locations across West Dunbartonshire.
And Clydebank member Marie McNair has also initiated a move to get the authority to promote first aid training in schools and across community groups and the public in the area.
Speaking at last week’s council meeting, the SNP member spoke about her personal motivation for promoting the use of defibrillators.
Councillor McNair said: “My own dad died at the age of 52 and, if he had have access to one of these machines, it might have been a more positive outcome.
“I think it’s important that we all take ownership of this issue.”
Following discussion and unanimous support for the council identifying where all defibrillators are located across the area and looking into other council-run public buildings where the lifesaving equipment could be placed, West Dunbartonshire Council chief executive Joyce White agreed a report will be presented to a future meeting.
This will outline how a public awareness campaign will be launched and where the equipment could be installed, at a cost of £1000 for each unit.