The very first item on the Agenda for the PC Meeting, on Monday 20 November, following the public section of the Agenda at 6:45pm, is a presentation by a Guest Speaker to inform members on the subject of “defibrillators in a rural community”.
I would like to encourage any parishioners interested in this subject to attend the meeting (I’m sure the Chairman will not mind if you choose to leave before the commencement of the official part of the Agenda). For those who are unable to attend, Community Heartbeat have an excellent website with a wealth of detail on the subject at: Community Heartbeat.
The website explains what an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is, which it explains as follows:
“An AED is a portable defibrillator especially designed for people with little or no medical background. When applied to the victim, voice commands and screen messages will guide the user step-by-step through the process and its intelligent technology will only allow it to shock a ‘shockable’ heart rhythm. AED technology opens a window for the public to take on a key role to support emergency services who would otherwise be hindered by the time it takes to reach the victim. It is argued that AEDs should be as broadly deployed as fire extinguishers and first aid kits.”
See you there.