A phone box in Ashwell, Rutland, has been turned into a life-saving hub.
In a decommissioned phone box in the village, a defibrillator has been installed.
BT have marked the 2,000th phone box initiative by paying for the equipment which has been supplied by the charity, the Community Heartbeat Trust.
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The lights cost £6,000 to put up but the rest of the street donates money to charity in return.
They're campaigning against a reduction in the number of firefighters and cuts to service cover at night.