Hopefully most people know by now that we have a defibrillator mounted on the wall of the Village Hall, and that it can be used safely by anyone without any training. According to the British Heart Foundation, after a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent. To be useful to everyone, it has been suggested, defibrillators should become as widespread as fire extinguishers, or lifebelts at the sea side. Brightling being a fairly scattered village, we could benefit from having more than one, and we are now looking for a second location – Oxleys Green has been identified as a likely spot. We would need to find somewhere to mount it.
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