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Minehead Fire Station's new defibrillator

23 August 2018

MINEHEAD FIRE Station are delighted to announce that they now have a Life Saving Defibrillator on their station. This was in partnership with the British Heat Foundation and alongside Somerset Heartstart as well as some very generous donations from local businesses and organisations.

The unit is high grade marine stainless steel and protected by a secure electronic key pad and houses one of the best Defibs available.  

Station commander, Chris Jones said: "This goes to prove that with co-ordination and good community spirit from local businesses, we can make a difference together. I am delighted that a key location such as our Fire Station can be of so much use. I can’t wait to see phase 2 when the community training programmes begin."

Discussions are now in place with other businesses wishing to support the scheme to move into Phase 2. This will see specific members of the team at Minehead Fire Station receiving training and the necessary equipment, to offer free CPR training at the Fire Station to any member of the community. This will be promoted at a future date.

Minehead crew manager James Guscott was responsible for getting the project off the ground. He said, "We are very grateful to those who have donated so far and enabled this community. Our station responds to many medical emergencies as co-responders and we know how valuable this equipment is in saving lives so having one available for the whole community is fantastic."