Posted on 10/29/2010

AED Installed in Former Phone Booth in Leicestershire County, England

LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND-- Villagers of Leicestershire, a county in the middle of England, have worked with a national charity, the Community HeartBeat Trust, to raise £2,000 to buy an automated external defibrillator (AED). All villagers and local emergency medical services personnel have been given a number to call so the device can be accessed quickly. Conservative MP for Bosworth David Tredinnick unveiled the safety device today. It is housed in a secure box with keypad access inside the telephone booth, which is now owned by the local parish council. Volunteers have received training from local first responders and are better prepared to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

SOURCE: BBC News