Register your defibrillator now to help if the unexpected happensPosted on: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Newark and Sherwood District Council is urging all those who own a defibrillator or have one on their land in the district to register it with ‘The Circuit’ scheme.
‘The Circuit’ is a national defibrillator network run by The British Heart Foundation that provides an overview of where publicly available defibrillators are located. The location and status of all defibrillators registered on ‘The Circuit’ is instantly synchronised with the emergency services’ systems to ensure that their information is always up to date and ready to help save lives.
Currently, many defibrillators don’t get used because emergency services don’t know where they are, how to access them or they haven’t been suitably maintained. This can cost lives and that’s why this scheme is so vital.
Councillor Roger Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Cleaner, Safer, Greener, said: ‘We want to ensure anyone who may own a defibrillator or has one on their land registers it immediately on ‘The Circuit’ website. It is really simple to do, and it really can save lives.
‘It is the key to making sure that whenever and wherever a cardiac arrest happens, those on scene can get to the nearest working defibrillator quickly.’
All defibrillators that are owned by the District Council are registered with ‘The Circuit’ and maintained regularly by officers to ensure they are ready for when they are needed.
For more information or to register to ‘The Circuit’, please visit their website at: https://www.thecircuit.uk/