Are you aware that a community public access defibrillator (cPAD) is located on the exterior wall of the community centre?

To make it easy to find even in poor visibility its Bright Yellow.

Remember always to ring 999 to ensure medical assistance is on its way, the controller will advise of where to find the cPAD

What is an AED?

An AED is a portable defibrillator especially designed for people with little or no medical background.  When applied to the victim, voice commands and screen messages will guide the user step-by-step through the process and its intelligent technology will only allow it to shock a ‘shockable’ heart rhythm.

AED technology opens a window for the public to take on a key role in supporting emergency services who would otherwise be hindered by the time it takes to reach the victim, particularly in rural communities.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens around 140,000 times a year in the UK, making it one of the UK’s largest killers  The potential for saving a life is dependent upon time, the faster medical help can be attained, the better the chance of survival.

In rural areas, it takes time to get medical help, so Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPAD) have a very important part to play in helping save lives in rural communities. cPAD schemes are reckoned to be about 10x more effective in saving life post hospital than other community schemes alone.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone at any time and is not age-related, Trawden community decided if it saved one life it was worth fundraising for and having one installed.

Please pass the word on to everyone you know, it could help save a life.