With the new age technology of mobile phones, there are currently thousands of telephone boxes across the UK not being used.
BT, Community HeartBeat Trust and the British Coatings Federation have partnered in a nationwide scheme to install lifesaving defibrillators in rural phone boxes.
Following a cardiac arrest the chances of survival drop dramatically every minute.The UK Resuscitation Council recommends that a defibrillator should be available when medical treatment is more than five minutes away, which would include most rural locations in the UK.
The defibrillator will be installed in place of the telephone unit and housed in a lockable steel box. When 999 is called the caller will be told that there is a defibrillator in the local phone box, and will be given the code to open the box. Once the electrode pads are attached to a casualty, the defibrillator will identify if a 'shock' is needed and will instruct the rescuer using step-by-step voice instructions.
Firwood Paints are supporting this project by the supply of free waterborne paint
to help in the refurbishment of the telephone kiosks prior to the installation of the defibrillator. We are delighted to have received our 3rd
request for paint to assist with this scheme.We have donated our Firwood 2640 Water Borne Decorative Gloss
and Firwood 2645 Water Borne Fast Dry Primer
to assist with the refurbishment of the kiosks
and our latest donation has gone to Holwell Parish Council in Melton Mowbray.We wish them every success with the project. http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/health/health-news/new-life-saving-defibrillator-installed-in-village-1-6708960
More information about the this critical lifesaving scheme can be found at www.paintingthevillagesred.co.uk
Completed project Foxton, Nr Market Harborough
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