More defibrillators to help save Uckfield lives

Life-saving defibrillators are set to be located at two more spots in Uckfield.

One is the West Park pavilion and the other near the signal box in the High Street.

Uckfield Town Council has been seeking to work in partnership with town organisations to provide defibrillators which members of the public can use to help people who suffer a cardiac arrest.

Councillors were told this week a “public access” defibrillator would be placed on the west wall of the pavilion, once it has been purchased.

Uckfield Lions and Uckfield Grasshoppers, who use the West Park pitches, are providing the money to buy the machine.lions_logo_un

The Lions also hope to put a device on the fence at the signal box.

The council leases the signal box to R and R Taxis and it is being contacted because an electrical supply is needed to the box to keep the defibrillator at a regular temperature.

A defibrillator was placed inside the Civic Centre last year.

The British Heart Foundation says the machines are “simple and safe”. The machine gives clear spoken instructions and people do not need training to use one.

Read more here on the charity’s website.

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