As part of the Community Emergency Plan for Stratton Audley, the Parish Councillor has now installed a Defibrillator in the porch of the church which is ready for use. Let us pray that we don’t need it but anyone can access it for use in an emergency by following the simple instruction on the outer cover. Once the door is opened, the Defib unit can be removed and carried to the person whose heart has stopped. It is always fully charged and ready for use by anyone, even without training (Some 12 people in the village have been given training as to how to use it).
These devises are known to save lives if used quickly and are designed as an interim measure to help prior to the arrival of paramedics. It has a GPS device installed in order to track it s location so the medics can find the location of the person in distress.
LATEST NEWS: Cllr Stewart Hopkins has completed a First Aid training course and is now a qualified and insured First Aider, able to provide refresher First Aid awareness to interested residents on an annual basis and saving the cost of employing an outside trainer. Some 12 people have previously undertaken some basic instruction. Last year the Parish Council invested in a potentially life-saving defibrillator which is located in the church porch and permanently accessible in the event of an emergency. If you would like to learn how to use it, Stewart is planning a couple of two hour sessions in the next month – provisionally Thurs evening 14th Sept and Sat morning 16th Sept. Please contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org