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A 999 life-saver is now at hand in Silsden
10:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014 in News
A new defibrillator has been installed in Silsden for use in medical emergencies.
The £1,000 machine can help to restore people’s heartbeats after a cardiac arrest.
The defibrillator is stored in a secure box on the outside wall of the community rooms at St James’s Church.
A person dialling 999 in an emergency will be given the combination for the box’s lock.
Silsden Town Council provided funding for both the defibrillator and the £600 security box.
The project was the brainchild of town councillor Lawrence Walton, who also organised training sessions for town residents. A council spokesman said the project had received unanimous support from other members.
Coun Walton added: “The first few minutes are vitally important before the ambulance arrives.
“This piece of equipment keeps people alive for those minutes.”
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