A Fleetwood school has become the latest building to house a lifesaving defibrillator.
Chaucer Primary School hopes it will never need to use the device, but following a national campaign to have the devices in every public building, the school decided to invest in one – with the help of Janet’s Trust, a local charity dedicated to providing defibrillators.
And in addition to that, 24 members of staff have received training from North West Ambulance Service.
Chaucer Primary headteacher Peter Gerrish said: “Unfortunately, every day, people of all ages suffer sudden cardiac arrest.
“Every minute of treatment lost from a trained first aider or a professional medic using an AED reduces the patient’s chances of survival by 10 per cent. Quick action can save lives.
“We would like to thank Elizabeth Coop from Janet’s Trust for the financial contribution to being able to purchase the equipment.”
The defibrillator will be added to the North West Ambulance Service database and will be available to others in the local community if needed.
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