Defibrillator installed at Lincombe Barn

Thu 6th February 2020 at 12.58 - Tue 31st March 2020 - 12.00

Defibrillator installed at Lincombe Barn Downend

members of the Club at a photo opportunity showing off the defibrillator at Lincombe Barn

On the morning of 5th February 2020 some members of the Rotary Club of Fishponds and Downend attended Lincombe Barn Downend Bristol for a photo opportunity in front of the defibrillator they raised funds to buy. 

Monies raised by the Club from some of its fund-raising events last year plus a District matching grant obtained from Rotary International meant we were able to purchase and install a defibrillator at Lincombe Barn, Downend. 

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called a defibrillation and it’s an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.

You don’t need to be trained to use a defibrillator – anyone can use it. There are clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads. It then assesses the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it’s needed. You cannot deliver a shock accidentally, the defibrillator will only allow you to shock if it is needed (British Heart Foundation).