UPDATE 31/08/21: There are still a few places available on the free defibrillator training courses. Please contact the Clerk (details below) if you would like a place.
Defibrillators or Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are devices that give an electric shock to a person in cardiac arrest. They can save lives in those vital minutes before the arrival of emergency services. The Parish Council provided a defibrillator some 3 years ago; it’s in a bright yellow cabinet on the front of the Newton Village Memorial Hall.
Whilst no special knowledge is needed to use a defibrillator, (it gives clear, verbal instructions to the user), research has shown that people are far more confident in using one if they’ve had some basic training. The Parish Council therefore has arranged for training sessions. There was a lot of interest when these were announced but Covid restrictions prevented them going ahead.
With the lifting of restrictions these have now been booked for:
FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER – 7pm-8.30pm or
SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER – 10am-11.30am.
These sessions both take place in the Newton Village Memorial Hall, Silver Street, have been funded by the Parish Council and are free to attend. If you would like to attend one of the sessions, please let the Clerk know by:
- commenting on this post
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- ‘phoning 07935 209451.
Numbers are limited so please book early.