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The Need for Coastal Defibrillators

In the UK approximately 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year. Following a cardiac arrest, chance of survival decreases by around 10% per minute. As such it is vital that emergency treatment begins as soon as possible. Outside of the city, the chance of an ambulance arriving in less than 8 minutes is remote. But if a public access defibrillator is nearby, survival rates as high as 75% can be achieved.

We can work with you to install an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in your community or marine organisation, check that your ambulance trust knows about it and provide the ongoing training & maintenance.Thanks to a great relationship with manufacturers and suppliers, the charity is able to provide this at highly subsidised costs.

We have worked with the Coastguard and the RNLI to introduce lifesaving kit around our shores.  The Falmouth Coastguard Association have worked with us to introduce over 5 new AEDs in their path and we have installed AEDs at Falmouth Lifeboat Station, St Agnes Lifeboat Station and Chapel Porth.