Polesworth & Warton Life-saving Capability

Life-saving capability will be available at the push of a button in Polesworth & Warton, thanks to a donation from Warwickshire County Councils Fire and Rescue Service and local fund raising activities.

 Defibrillators have been fitted by the Parish Council to the outside of Polesworth fire station and the outside of Warton Village Hall, where they can be used by local residents in the event of somebody in the area suffering a cardiac arrest. Warton W.I have already held a training day for local residents.

WFRS defibThe Parish Council  are asking for volunteers to be trained in the use of the defibrillator, which can be used in an emergency to assist a person suffering a heart attack until a paramedic can take over. Polesworth Fire Station in collaboration with Midland Emergency Response will be delivering the defibrillator training.

Emergency First Responders are also urging people from Polesworth and the surrounding area to train as a first responder, so more people can respond to  emergency situations, should it be needed. With rapid treatment critical to the survival chances, these defibrillators could literally mean the difference between life and death for heart-attack victims.

Warwickshire County Councils Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, Cllr Les Caborn said: “Defibrillators save lives and making them publicly accessible at our fire station puts life-saving capabilities in everybody’s hands.

Chair of Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee Councillor Richard Chattaway added: “Our fire and rescue service does far more than putting out fires and attending road traffic collisions. We are committed to making Warwickshire a safer place in a variety of ways and the installation of  defibrillators at Polesworth and Warton highlights that commitment.” photo (4)

More information is available from Polesworth Parish Council, please telephone 01827 892320.And if you’re interested in becoming an Emergency First Responders please telephone 07967 612 866.