A piece of equipment which can help save lives has been installed in a village centre.
Chipping now has access to an automated external defibrillator 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thanks to a successful application for a Village Amenities Grant from Ribble Valley Borough Council.
The AED, which gives an electric shock to someone suffering from a heart attack, has been placed in a secure cabinet on an external wall of the village hall. This means emergency first aid can be given to patients before a first responder arrives on the scene or if one is not available, prior to the arrival of emergency services. Members of the public can obtain access to the AED after a 999 call has been made and the caller provided with an access code to unlock the cabinet.