The Defibrillators

On average someone in the UK has a heart attack every two minutes. You have a maximum of eight minutes for help to arrive and for your heart and breathing to restart.

The Western Ambulance Service has a target of eight minutes although it’s frequently not possible to achieve. There is a First Responder but similarly it will depend on their availability and they may not be able to get to you any quicker. Having access to a Defibrillator increases the chance of survival by about 40%.

In accessing this machine in an emergency, every minute counts and having one at both ends of the village will shorten the time that it takes to get it to someone in real need.

 

A Mendip village in the middle of everywhere