Second life-saving defibrillator installed in town

Thursday 30th October 2014 12:00 am
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NORTH Tawton has had a second emergency defibrillator installed thanks to a local directory.

North Tawton Town Council recently updated its local directory, listing organisations and businesses in and around the town. The Local Emergency Plan was incorporated into the publication.

The booklet was funded entirely by money from advertisers, with the council paying for the emergency plan section of the booklet. Due to the large number of advertisers, there was a surplus of money left over — £250 is to be donated to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, with the remainder going towards another defibrillator.

The council already has one defibrillator unit on its office wall in the town square. Thanks to the advertising revenue and various other donations, the council installed the defibrillator at the bottom of Fore Street, on the wall of Fore Street Garage, by kind permission of proprietor Kevin Hodge and Phil Martin of AL Martin and Sons.

Defibrillator units require a power supply for the trickle charger, and a small heater inside the cabinet. They are designed to be straightforward to use, and the cabinet offers step by step instruction for those using it.

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