New defibrillator at Aviemore fire station

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The new defibrillator is situated at the community fire station in Aviemore.

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Firefighters in Aviemore welcome a vital piece of life saving equipment – a defibrillator.

The defibrillator will provide the community with instant access to potentially life-saving equipment and the unit has now been installed at the fire station in Aviemore by the Lucky2Bhere charity.

SFRS Station Manager Robbie MacDougall, said: “All members of the Aviemore crew have received training from the charity in basic life support and the operation of the defibrillator unit.

“This defibrillator will be available to all members of the community and could potentially save a life.”

Late last year SFRS entered into a partnership with the British Heart Foundation which saw the charity donate CPR training kits to every fire station in Scotland.

The idea is to help build a nation of life-savers by offering communities the opportunity to teach themselves CPR.

Anyone can contact their local firefighter and agree a date and time to use the self-teach DVD and manikin at one of Scotland's 356 fire stations. There is a CPR kit available for the public to use at Aviemore fire station.

Anyone who is interested in using the CPR kits are asked to contact Station Manager Robbie MacDougall at the Aviemore District office on 01479 811410.

The partnership is part of both organisations’ commitment to the Scottish Government’s Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest strategy, which aims to save 1000 lives in Scotland by 2020.

Pictured are; (L to R) SM Robbie MacDougall (who is also a trainer with L2B Here), FF Barry Taylor, CM Laura McHardy, CM Lindsey Smith, FF Kirsteen MacDonald & FF Jamie Stewart (all Aviemore crew)


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