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Droitwich AED group urges residents to download defibrillator location app

Lorna Morris 24th Apr, 2018

A DROITWICH campaign group which has installed 17 defibrillators in the town is urging people to download a free App which shows where to find them.

Droitwich AED (Automated External Defibrillators) has provided the 24/7 Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) in the town in a bid to save more lives, with the latest installed at Copcut Elm on Worcester Road.

Now, chair of trustees Peter Richards, is encouraging people to download ‘Crowdsav’ App which will give the location of the nearest register CPAD.

With an initial aim to locate CPADs half a mile apart in the town, the group became a registered charity last March and also hopes to install a CPAD in every school in the town.

Peter said: “There are currently 22 in the town which can be found on the App.

“These include 11 which were fully funded by us and six which were existing NHS, ambulance and fire service CPADS which have been refurbished and installed.

“The rest have been installed by others.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all of these emergency services who have helped us with this and to Droitwich Medical Centre and HWFRS Droitwich Fire Station who have allowed us free use of their rooms for first aid training.”

The group of volunteers also run free Basic Life Support courses (BLS) on the first Friday of each month for people who want to learn CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

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