First aid group gives 70th device
Jersey's St John Ambulance has given out its 70th
defibrillator device for use in the local community. The 745
Breakfast Club purchased the unit which will be located at the
Pomme d'Or Hotel (the venue of the clubs monthly meetings).
There are a total of 10 club members that will be trained to
use the new machine including Rod Bryans, Claire Saville, Tracey
Turmel and Dave Barton.
The machines administer an electric shock to resuscitate people
who have had a heart attack.
The defibrillator programme was started in the island by rugby
player Kyran Bracken in 2001.
St John Ambulance has trained people to use the machines, which
are found in offices, shops, hotels, fitness centres and other
locations across the island.
, from the organisation, said although there were a
number of defibrillators in the island, the charity still wanted
the network to grow.
Article published by the BBC on the 14th February 2009