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Many of you may not yet be aware that the Parish Council has bought a 'public-access' defibrillator for the village. It has been attached to the Community Centre near the front door and the current code to open the box is 0000 tick.

A defibrillator can save lives and these machines are designed to be used by complete novices who follow a number of clear and obvious instructions. The device is also designed to be 'mistake — proof' and a current cannot be created if there a heartbeat, however faint, is detected.

But many people when faced with a situation where the machine should be used might just hesitate. A defibrillator is a medical machine and as such are usually used by medical professionals, many ordinary people might well feel unsure about using one. Such hesitation, however understandable, might, just might, prove fatal.

To promote the confident use of a defibrillator, the North West Ambulance Service is to hold a training session at the Tarvin Community Centre.

Time? 6.00pm until 8.00pm
Cost? FREE

As well as the use of the defibrillator the course will also cover other basic aspects of first aid including dealing with bleeding, choking, chest compressions/rescue breathing and accessing professional help quickly.
To reserve a place on the course contact Sarah Dobbins on or on 01606 275868
There are 25 places available and I do hope all are taken up. If demand is sufficient another course can be arranged.
Further information here

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