Grindleford Playing Field Association have sited a new Public Access Defibrillator at the Pavilion funded jointly by the Association and the Parish Council. It has been fitted adjacent to the Pavilion main entrance facing the main road. A PIR light has also been fitted to illuminate the area to enable access at night.
The defibrillator has been registered with the Circuit – the national defibrillator network. We are now waiting for East Midland Ambulance Service to provide a training session in the Pavilion to demonstrate how the defibrillator works in an emergency. The session will be open to all those interested. Look out for details on the village website and Facebook page.
The defibrillator is fully automatic with audible and visible real time instructions at each critical stage of the process. Clear graphical instructions show where to place the pads. The unit recognises when a shock is needed and delivers what is required without manual input. The defibrillator is ready to use.
If you need to use the defibrillator call 999 who will give you the key code to access the box. Then follow the instructions from the defibrillator. The defibrillator must be returned to the box at the Pavilion after use as we need to ensure there is a defibrillator in the box when needed.