Registering and maintaining your defibrillator can save lives
When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival. But many defibrillators are never used because they haven’t been registered and emergency services are unable to find and access them.
To avoid this, we urge everyone to register their defibrillator on an online registration system developed by The British Heart Foundation called The Circuit.
Registering with The Circuit
The Circuit is a national defibrillator network that provides ambulance services with crucial information about defibrillators across the UK. The Circuit is synchronised with the systems in our 999 control room, ensuring the information we have about defibrillators in our area is up to date and they can be accessed quickly in an emergency.
The Circuit also helps you manage and maintain your defibrillator by sending you regular reminders about its upkeep, such as whether the pads need changing.
Buying a defibrillator
If you’d like to buy a defibrillator for your community or business but are unsure of where to start, contact us at first.
Defibrillator and CPR training
At NEAS, we offer CPR and defibrillator training for members of your community or business.
Our training sessions familiarise attendees with what to do in an emergency and show them how they can use CPR and a defibrillator to save lives.
After an initial presentation, they will be encouraged to have a go themselves to ensure they feel confident about using these skills.
The sessions are free, but donations to your local community first responders groups are encouraged and appreciated. Community first responders are volunteers who attend medical emergencies and provide urgent care before the paramedics arrive.
To find out more about our training sessions and how to book, please contact us at first.