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Defibrillators In Barnstaple

Barnstaple Town Council currently provides three defibrillators. These are located in Pilton High Street, Butchers Row and Rock Park.

According to the British Heart Foundation a defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest. A defibrillator may also be referred to as a defib, an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or a PAD (Public Access Defibrillator).

There are instructions on how to use these on the defibrillator boxes and in the event of an emergency you must call 999 or 112 and ask for the ambulance service. The emergency call handler will talk you through how to access the defibrillator using a code, and how to operate one in an emergency.

Pilton High Street Defibrillator

Located on Pilton High Street, this defibrillator is situated in a traditional old red telephone box, the telephone box is marked Defibrillator and inside the phone box there are instructions on how to access the code in order to use the equipment.

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Butchers Row, Defibrillator

Located on Butchers Row, this defibrillator is situated on the outside wall of the Pannier Market which is situated in the heart of the Town Centre between Boutport Street and the High Street.

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Rock Park Defibrillator

This defibrillator is located outside the public toilets in Rock Park, a busy park with a play area, skate park and BMX track as well as football pitches. Rock Park is on Ladies Mile a five minute walk from the Town Centre of Barnstaple.

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