Defibs hit the road

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017


Leicestershire Police has fitted 30 life-saving defibrillators to police vehicles across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to give officers the tools they need to help save a life.

The automated external defibrillators (AED) will allow officers to treat anyone they encounter while on duty who are suffering with a sudden cardiac arrest until paramedics arrive.

Chief Inspector Duncan Southall, the force lead for the project, said:
“There may be times where officers are first on the scene at a police and medical emergency, and in these instances, the defibrillators will better equip them to start the chain of survival to help to save a life.”

The portable electronic life-saving devices will be carried in police vehicles at the start of duty and returned to the police buildings across the force area at the end of a shift.

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