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Brackley Community First Responders receive defibrillator

Margaret McNeal and Tony Forkner of Content Care, Greatworth, present a defibrillator to Community First Responder, Adam Jeskins. 131231M-A437

Margaret McNeal and Tony Forkner of Content Care, Greatworth, present a defibrillator to Community First Responder, Adam Jeskins. 131231M-A437

Brackley Community First Responders (CFR) will be able to help save even more lives thanks to a local firm.

Content Care Ltd has purchased a cardiac defibrillator, worth £1,500, which it plans to donated to CFR, a voluntary charity which provides trained people to attend emergencies before the ambulance arrives.

The defibrillator was presented by Anthony Forkner, a registered manager at Content Care, who is also a qualified CFR and emergency medical technician.

Adam Jeskins, group co-ordinator for Brackley CFR said the defibrillator was a fundamental piece of equipment for saving lives.

He said: “The more active kits we have the more people we can have on call at any one time and the more lives we can save.”

He added out of the 720 hours in November, community responders covered 580 of them.

“It will be a similar amount in December. We haven’t got to 100 per cent cover yet, but this defibrillator will certainly help us.”

 

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