Firsdown Defibrillator

The Parish Council have adopted telephone kiosk on Firs Rd from Openreach, and have funded the installation of a defibrillator provided by the Community Heartbeat Trust.

A defibrillator is used to support a patient in Cardiac Arrest with the aim of increasing their chances of survival.

You don’t need a be a paramedic to use the defibrillator – it can be used by anyone without the need for training.

The local ambulance service know of the location of the defibrillator in Firsdown.

In an emergency dial 999, if the emergency operator believes the patient is suffering from the symptoms of a cardiac arrest, they will provide the code to unlock the defibrillator, and provide instructions for its use.