A new, lifesaving defibrillator has now been installed at our offices – in fact right outside the front door!
August 2015 was a traumatic time for Tony, a long standing member of the team when he suffered a heart attack. Thankfully, Tony has made a full recovery and as as a result of this incident we wanted to take some action to protect our staff and the wider community if such an event reoccurred.
Coincidentally defibrillators were being installed throughout the Hyndurn area and so we embarked on a mission to get our own.
Julie made contact with Eamonn Higgins the local councillor for Huncoat & Hyndburn. Eamon is also a paramedic himself and was able to provide Julie with supplier details so that the defibrillator ordered matched the ones being installed in Hyndburn. Julie also sought support from the local business community and between them obtained sufficient funds and have just had one installed.
Jameson Print Finishing Ltd, JMF Gears and Engineering Ltd, Greenplant Stainless and Ewood Foods all contributed and the first aid representatives from each company are attending a training session with Eammon on Wednesday 22nd March at Ewood Foods.
In addition the defibrillator has been registered with the Ambulance service and is available for the whole community to use.