There is a defibrillator at Bishops Frome Village Centre, sited to the left of the main entrance.
Other defibrillators nearby:
- Bishops Frome Sports Ground, in the sports room, training and match days only
- Hop Pocket Shopping Village, opening hours only.
This is an extract from the British Heart Foundation website:
Defibrillators are easy to use. The machine gives clear spoken instructions. You don't need training to use one.
If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically, the most important thing is to call 999 and start CPR to keep the blood flowing around the body. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone's hance of survival by 10 per cent.
If you're on your own, don't interrupt the CPR to go and get a defibrillator. If it's possible, send someone else to find one. When you call 999, the operator can tell you if there's a public access defibrillator nearby and will give you the code to open it.
Once the defibrillator is open and in position, all you have to do is follow the spoken instructions. The defibrillator detects the heart's rhythm, it won't deliver a shock unless one is needed.
Members of the Committee meet members of the Parish Council and Herefordshire Masons to mark the installation of the defibrillator