School receives life-saving equipment

community defibrillator officer Dave Jones (left) with teacher Richard Spencer at a training session at Brighouse High School.
community defibrillator officer Dave Jones (left) with teacher Richard Spencer at a training session at Brighouse High School.

Lifesaving equipment has been installed at Brighouse High School and sixth form centre.

The equipment is in support of the cardiac charity SADS UK ‘Big shock campaign’ to place defibrillators in schools to help save lives.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service endorse defibrillators being in place in schools and is carrying out training of the equipment. The school has been provided with the ‘Warning Signs’ leaflets produced by SADS UK to prompt people who may have an underlying cardiac condition to seek medical advice and treatment.

David Jones, community defibrillation officer for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “We know that in many medical emergencies the first few minutes are critical. If effective treatment can be performed within those first minutes, lives can be saved and disability reduced.”

Anne Jolly, founder of SADS UK, said: “We are delighted that the SADS UK Big Shock Campaign is gaining so much support in the community.”

For more information contact Anne Jolly on 01277 811215, email info@sadsuk.org or visit www.sadsuk.org