As previously reported, TC Harrison Ford, Pride Park were recently awarded a Defibrillator (AED) and CPR training package by the British Heart Foundation.
The public access Defibrillator is now in place and available for deployment 24hrs 7days a week.
The AED storage cabinet is located at the boundary of TC Harrison Ford dealership, mounted on a lamp post, directly opposite the showroom entrance. It’s bright colouring and illuminated door, make it very easy to locate.
Access to the cabinet is possible by following simple instructions displayed on the door. Upon making a 999 call the operator will inform of the combination lock code to release the AED, after the caller quotes the cabinet location code.
Marking the occasion, of this potentially life-saving equipment becoming available, James Hornby, Community Resuscitation Trainer for East Midlands Ambulance Service attended TC Harrison Ford to hold a life-saving skills workshop. Les Baynton, British Heart Foundation Ambassador, kindly unveiled the defibrillator and gave a presentation on the BHF work and mission to achieve a nation of live-savers.
Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services and PridePark.Net, attended to help spread the word around Pride Park. Sharon Brunt, Communications and Marketing Manager from BOHS – The Chartered Society of Worker Health Protection and Claire Creed also from BOHS attended as a number of staff are keen to undertake CPR training.
However, it is all well and good having a defibrillator available at Pride Park, but it is key that as many people know how to perform CPR as possible. CPR is vitally important to maintain a circulation of oxygenated blood to the brain, in the event of a cardiac arrest. We will soon be releasing dates for our monthly CPR Training workshops, held at our Pride Park dealership. Training only takes an hour and includes both adult and child CPR techniques and is open to all Pride Park business staff, customers and general public.