24 April 2015
Green Flag awarded Beacon Park in Staffordshire has hosted an
Ambulance Service course, training members of the park's groups and
clubs to use a new life-saving defibrillator.
Earlier this year Lichfield District Council's Parks team was
given training on how to use the portable defibrillator, which is
available in the parks team's office in Beacon Park. The
defibrillator can be used if anyone is having a cardiac
arrest in the surrounding area.
So that more people know how to use the lifesaving equipment,
Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks and members of Crown Green
Bowls Club and Lichfield Museum Club also completed defibrillator
training this April.
Neil Turner, Lichfield District Council's Director of Leisure
& Parks, said,"The more people who know how to use the
park's defibrillator, the better. They give anyone who experiences
a cardiac arrest the best chance of survival until paramedics or
other trained medical staff can get to them."