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Defibrillators introduced across Merseyside fire stations

Automatic defibrillators will be put on every fire engine and at all community fire stations in Merseyside.

Automatic defibrillators are to be introduced on every fire engine and at all community fire stations in Merseyside. Credit: Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

The AEDs will be located at the 26 stations and all other fire service buildings across Merseyside for use on staff or members of the public. There will also be a defibrillator on each fire engine.

Automatic defibrillators issue an automatic electric shock to the heart when the adhesive pad is placed on a person’s body.

The defibrillators are being part funded by the British Heart Foundation and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority and will be at all the stations and on fire appliances by February 28th.