We’re supporting local community defibrillators!

Published Mar 14, 2023

We have begun a new initiative to support local community groups with the provision of defibrillation units.

As part of the scheme, £1 from every delegate booked onto a first aid course with SSG will be put towards funding a defibrillation unit for a local community group.

With over 1400 delegates booked to attend first aid courses since the initiative began, our first defibrillator was donated to Teign Valley ‘Men in Sheds’ project at the start of the year.

A defibrillator is a device used when a person is in cardiac arrest. It gives high energy electric shocks (defibrillation) to the heart of the patient and is essential in trying to save the life of a person in cardiac arrest.

Derek Paul, First Aid Lead at SSG, said of the scheme: “This scheme is great to encourage more communities to gain access to a defibrillator. Whilst we hope they won’t have to be used, there is only a short period of time in which someone has to save a life and a defibrillator can be instrumental in doing this. We have already had a vast amount of interest from local projects, hubs and clubs and we’re excited to be able to give back to the community!”

If you are part of, or know of, a community organisation or project that would be interested in this scheme, please get in touch with our team at [email protected]