A North Cornwall candlemaker has installed a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) outside his premises after being inspired on a recent business trip to Japan. The life-saving defibrillator in its weatherproof secure HeartSafe® cabinet is located outside the main factory at St Eval Candle Company near Wadebridge in Cornwall - for Sat Nav users the post code is PL27 7UL. The campaign is supported by TV presenter Fern Britton who attended the launch of the equipment. Pictured above (from left to right) are Clive Setter and Sarah Dunstan (both from AED Locator), Fern Britton, Robin Pierce-Williams (also from AED Locator) and Ian Greaves (Managing Director of St Eval Candle Company).
Ian said "I read the statistics that the odds of survival from a heart attack increases by 50 per cent with the quick use of a defibrillator - literally the difference between life and death. Having decided the Candle Company should have one to safeguard its staff, I went on to think we could make this available to the wider Cornwall community."
Ian went on to say "When I contacted AED Locator they told me about the other PADs they had supplied across Cornwall and the rest of the UK. Instead of keeping the defibrillator locked away in our factory, AED Locator supplied a HeartSafe® cabinet so that the equipment is accessible for anyone to use as directed by the Ambulance Service following a 999 call. We also hope that others in Cornwall will continue to expand the network of PADs. It would be great if everyone was just a few minutes from a life-saving defibrillator!"
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