New lifesaving device for Chipping

Caption: Robert Gardner, Martin Butters, Janet Tallents, Barbara Butters, Stuart Nellist, Adele Slater and Stuart Fletcher
Caption: Robert Gardner, Martin Butters, Janet Tallents, Barbara Butters, Stuart Nellist, Adele Slater and Stuart Fletcher
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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.