Droitwich Police vehicles now have defibrillators after charitable donation - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich Police vehicles now have defibrillators after charitable donation

Droitwich Editorial 15th Nov, 2022   0

MORE lives could now be saved after Droitwich AED donated five defibrillators to the Droitwich Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).

The new equipment will go into police vehicles which cover Droitwich and surrounding areas, stretching to the Hartlebury and Stourport border and to Inkberrow.

Before the donation, AEDs would need to be collected from police stations before being taken to an incident.

Sgt Sarah Kent, said: “This very generous donation from the Droitwich AED charity will undoubtedly save lives.

“Having AEDs in all Droitwich Police vehicles will mean that vital lifesaving treatment will be closer at hand.

“Seconds count and the availably of a defib can be the difference between life or death.”

All Police officers and PCSOs are trained in using defibrillators, but until now, only certain vehicles, such as Armed Response, routinely carried them.

Droitwich AED has now officially put out 130 AEDs since it started in Droitwich in 2017, smashing chairman Peter Richards’ original 25 target.

He said: “It is shocking police cars do not carry AEDs, and they sometimes can get to a scene before an ambulance.

“This will greatly improve deployment, and more lives will be saved.”


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