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News | 25th September 2020
 

Four more defibrillators go live

 
 
Steve and Kathleen Catermole with the Defibrillator at Glenzier
 

FOUR more defibrillators have been installed as part of a project to cover the whole of Eskdale.

They are outside the town hall in Langholm, at James Ewart Racing at The Craig, in Chapelknowe and in Glenzier.

The final and ninth defibrillator will be installed in Rowanburn in the coming weeks.

Earlier this summer four went live at the Eskdalemuir Hub, Benty hall, Ewes hall and Cross Keys Hotel in Canonbie.

Project organisers Ian Donald and Jamie Fletcher are monitoring the current situation on social distancing and plan to start training awareness sessions at each location as soon as they can.

In the meantime the public are encouraged to visit the Facebook page Eskdale Defibrillators where there is information and a Zoll defibrillator training video.

The cabinets are made from stainless steel and heated and insulated so they’ll last a long time and protect the defibrillators from the elements.

The defibrillators are operated as part of the Community Heartbeat Trust which helps and supports communities in the correct provision of defibrillators in a sustainable, resilient and governance-led manner.

The cabinets are locked and need a code to open them. This is given by the Scottish Ambulance Service when someone rings 999.

 
 
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