Recent visitors to The Hungerford Club can’t fail to notice a defibrillator box has appeared to the right of the club entrance.
We are pleased to announce that, as of 13:00 on Tuesday 18th Jan 2022, the defibrillator went live with the emergency services.
If you recall there was a fundraising campaign, via The Good Exchange, that completed in July. The club ordered the defibrillator and it was delivered late last year.
The cabinet that protects the defibrillator requires an electric supply. This is used to charge the batteries and to power a small heater that regulates the temperature within the cabinet. The supply circuit was connected last week paving the way for the cabinet to be mounted on the outside wall of the club. The unit went live after commissioning tests and updates to the emergency services database were complete.
As a piece of life saving equipment, the defibrillator has to be ready for use 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. To ensure this is the case weekly and monthly checks have to to be completed. After use, there has to be a more thorough check and the replacement of parts.
Should the defibrillator be needed dial 999 and ask the responder.
Importantly, while the defibrillator is owned by the club, it is there for the benefit of any member of the public.