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New equipment to save lives in town

18th November 2013 Help & Advice, Nottingham Evening Post, Police Alerts, Update & Messages., The Meeting Place Tags: , 0 Comments

LIFE-SAVING equipment has been installed in Stapleford thanks to the efforts of a police community support officer.

PCSO Alistair Butterfield, who works the Stapleford south-east beat for Notts Police, came up with the idea for the defibrillator, which has now been fixed to the front of the Meeting Place, in Nottingham Road.

It is a portable, electronic device that can save the lives of heart attack victims and other seriously-ill people.

He contacted East Midlands Ambulance Service, which then set about organising the installation.

PCSO Butterfield said:

“This piece of equipment could save lives and I hope that people in the area will make a note of where it is.”

Officers will be trained in how to use the defibrillator and the public can also use it, getting access to the box it is kept in by dialling 999

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