Lifesaving funding

Defib training

Defib training

Visitors to Beacon Park in Lichfield will soon have access to a new lifesaving defibrillator thanks to funding from Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership.

The defibrillator will be located in the parks team’s office in Beacon Park ready for use, to help with cardiac arrest in the surrounding area.

The funding was also spent to train Lichfield District Council’s parks team in how to use the lifesaving equipment.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Thank you to the Safer Community Partnership for funding this important piece of kit and training. Thousands of people visit Beacon Park each year and it’s vital our staff know what to do in an emergency and that they have the right equipment to hand.

“While we hope there is never cause to use the defibrillator, having it available will provide a degree of confidence and reassurance for visitors.

“The parks team has been fully trained to use the equipment when needed, giving people who experience cardiac arrests the best chance of survival until paramedics or other trained medical staff can get to them.”

The defibrillator will be registered with the ambulance service so they can guide 999 callers to it, if they are in the area.