Community Defibrillator

Prescot Town Council have purchased and installed a community defibrillator at Prescot Town Hall. This will be located on the external wall of Prescot Town Hall (adjacent to St Helens Road) which will be accessible to all members of the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The defibrillator is secured in a locked cabinet and the access code can be obtained from the ambulance service by dialling 999.

This is the second defibrillator that Prescot Town Council have purchased and installed, the first one being located inside Prescot Town Hall for staff and service users of the Town Hall facility.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest. A defibrillator may also be referred to as a defib, an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or a PAD (Public Access Defibrillator).

Anyone can use a defibrillator; they are simple and easy to use, and the machine will provide clear instructions on what to do once you have pressed the activation button.

In the event of an emergency dial 999 and ask for an ambulance before you do anything else. The operator will confirm the location of the nearest defibrillator and provide the access code if it is in a locked cabinet.

Both defibrillators have been registered online with The Circuit – the national defibrillator network which connects defibrillators to NHS ambulance services across the UK so that in those crucial moments after a cardiac arrest, they can be accessed quickly to help save lives.

More details on how to register a defibrillator or if you want to locate your nearest one click here