Lifesaving

defibrillator

Save a life in Selling

Selling Parish Council have two defibrillators thanks to the generosity and far-sightedness of residents.

The life-saving piece of equipment increases the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest from 6% to 74% when used alongside CPR in the first 3-5minutes.

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED), commonly known as a Defib, is specially designed for people with no medical background. It can save the life of someone who may be in cardiac arrest. You MUST call 999 before attempting to access a Defib!

If you think someone is having a cardiac arrest anywhere in Selling, CALL 999. Tell them where you are. The access code to the nearest Debif will be given to you by the Ambulance Service Control Room. They will talk you through using it.

The defibrillator is fully automatic and will also give you complete voice prompts on use. It will not administer a shock to anyone not needing one. 

Location of our two Defibs (see photos):

1) On the wall of Selling Primary School, Selling Road ME13 9RQ
 

defibrillator on primary school wall

2) On the wall of a private house opposite the Rose & Crown pub, Perry Wood ME13 9RY

Defibrillator on private house wall

We are arranging free CPR and De-Fib familiarisation training in the Village throughout September and October 2019. This will consist of the essential action you need to know to save someone's life and will last for about 90 mins. Our friends and partners Faversham Community First Responders have kindly agreed to deliver this vital training.

If you would like to find out more about how to perform CPR or watch a tutorial for a defibrillator please follow the links below: