Longney & Epney Village Defibrillators
Longney & Epney Village Defibrillators
by Louise Everett

Longney & Epney Village Defibrillators

Longney and Epney Parish Council now own both telephone boxes in the Parish. In response to requests from Parishioners and in line with other local villages, we are now in the process of installing a defibrillator in each box.  As you are all probably aware, a defibrillator can save your life in the event of a heart attack.  Given our rural location it is often not possible for the Ambulance Service to achieve the National Standard response time of seven minutes.  The potential for saving a life in the event of a cardiac arrest is dependent upon time and community defibrillators have a very important role in helping to save lives in rural communities. The Parish Council would like to ask local businesses and individuals to sponsor the installation and maintenance costs of these. Each defibrillator and the secure cabinet to house it in costs around £2000. Every donation, however large or small will be very gratefully received.

If you would be willing to contribute, please contact the Parish Council clerk: mailto:clerk@longneyandepneyparish.co.uk