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Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Managing your community's defibrillators

Course tutor: Ben Ryrie is a Trainer within East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). He has worked with community groups all over Leicestershire and Rutland to buy and place lifesaving equipment in the community. He has recently written the guide for Parish Councils and has a passion for sharing best practice.


This two hour course is designed to allow Parish Councils to fine tune their thinking on the management, governance and maintenance of their community Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

If you have already got an AED in the community, are thinking of buying one, want to review your current strategy or are thinking about training for the council or public then this session is recommended.

You will leave the session with a clear idea of current thinking on buying an AED, how to look after it and contacts to support you in protecting the community. The session will also highlight myths and pitfalls that commonly cost time and money. You will leave with a plan for making sure your community is well protected.

Course outline:

  • Reminder of an AED's capabilities
  • The importance of promoting CPR
  • The modern AED what you need to consider prior to purchase.
  • The Law
  • Ideal locations
  • Working with the community
  • Security – locked or unlocked
  • Registration with EMAS
  • Your on-going responsibilities and costs.
  • Use of the EMAS discounts - Savings for new AEDs and perishables.
  • How to conduct and document a review for your parish.
  • Local Support from EMAS

This course is suitable for all Parish councillors and those involved with or would like to know more about working with AEDs

COST: Free – courtesy of East Midlands Ambulance Service

DATE: Monday 19th June 2017, 2pm – 4pm at Jubilee Hall, Anstey

Last updated: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:04