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Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Fixed to the front wall of The Sun, Felmersham

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

A Defibrillator is installed at The Sun public house, Felmersham, for use by parishioners and others. It is in a bright yellow cabinet fixed to the front wall of the Sun and it contains a Powerheart G5 AED

Should you need to use the AED first of all phone 999 and report the problem, they will dispatch an ambulance and also give you the code to open the cabinet. Once open just grab the device and take it away it has everything that is needed.

Although courses in using an AED are available training isn't essential as the device gives voice guidance - opening the case starts the process of talking you through each step. Once the pads are in place it monitors the heart beat and will not activate unless it's necessary, it may also instruct you do undertake CPR.

Details of the device can be found on the Powerheart website:
and there is also a YouTube video which shows how to use it:

The AED and cabinet were donated by Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service and special thanks go to Martin Blizzard who donated his time and the materials to install it. (Although the G5 doesn't need to be recharged the cabinet has a small thermostatically controlled heating element to stop the pads getting too cold in winter. You wouldn't want the shock of a cold pad on your body would you!?). Thanks also to Peter Anthony who allowed it to be installed and pays for the electricity.

Finally the device checks itself regularly and has a Rescue Ready indicator which is normally green. The device is also checked regularly but if you look through the small window in the cabinet and you see it has turned red please contact Clive Just (781967) or the Clerk to the Parish Council.

Information provided by Clive Just

Page last updated: 30/11/17