New life-saving device installed at Suffolk pub
Date: 20 April 2017
Dozens of residents have learnt to save a life after a defibrillator was installed in a Suffolk village.
The new life-saving device has been installed at the Rumburgh Buck following fundraising by the pub, near Halesworth.
About 20 members of the public were taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator on 12th April.
It came as community first responders (CFR) from Rumburgh, Beccles, Bungay, Wisset and Lowestoft helped unveil the community public access defibrillator, which is on the wall of the Rumburgh Buck.
It was funded by a collection box in the pub and funds from a May day event.
The defibrillator, which is straight forward to use, is available if someone collapses and goes into cardiac arrest. If someone calls 999 for someone unconscious and not breathing, an ambulance call handler will give an access code for the cabinet.
Andy Mower, Waveney CFR Trainer, said: “Community access defibrillators in rural locations are vital pieces of equipment that are much needed and the increase in these is very much welcomed.”
Dozens of residents have learnt to save a life after a defibrillator was installed in a Suffolk village