NWAS and The Community Heartbeat Trust have worked together to identify locations where community defibrillators will add value and save lives.

300 Telephone Boxes have been adopted with the support of BT for this project which is already underway with installations taking place at this very moment.

Lauren Watson, of the NWAS, says “they're easy to use, have clear instructions and can save lives.”

The Devices provided by the Community Heartbeat Trust have been chosen for ease of use for untrained users. The CHT is the leading national charity in community defibrillation and is a governance based organisation, making sure these types of project are done right, with the right equipment, right support, right policies and importantly right governance.

To date CHT has delivered around 1500 projects, with 300 coming in Cumbria, and a further 500 elsewhere in the UK currently.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MARTIN FAGAN, COMMUNITY HEARTBEAT TRUST

For further information on installing a defibrillator in Cumbria under this project please read our pamphlet below.

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Please make sure you have read and understood this disclaimer - It will be assumed that you have read prior to CHT receiving any request. CHT are not responsible for your fund raising, nor your cPAD operations, but may assist in both. CHTs only aim is to support the installation of a cPAD scheme in the most cost effective way possible adhering to Best Practice, and help save lives in your community. This website, and any downloaded information, is for information only on how to go about obtaining and installing a cPAD, and other relevant information. All copyrights and trademarks are recognised. All support for the cPAD will be undertaken by the village committee responsible and via standard manufacturers warranties. Any training organisation will only be responsible for the initial awareness training and not for the functioning or maintenance of the AED. Please do not send any monies to CHT until you have registered your scheme with us, and have agreement from the local ambulance service for the establishment of a cPAD scheme. All schemes must be registered with the local ambulance service (CHT will also undertake this or you can do via this site, but this does not remove responsibility for you to notify the local ambulance service of your AED location). 999/112 (ambulance) must always be called prior to using a cPAD equipment. VAT may be applicable if your organisation is not an eligible body as defined by HMRC. All current or historical claims for VAT will be met by the local community. All schemes will be asked to sign an agreement taking responsibility for their own fund raising and donations to CHT, and then the operation and maintenance of the cPAD equipment. All CHT provided schemes will need to manage their maintenance through the WebNoS online system as a condition of CHT support. It is your responsibility to maintain the equipment in working order and to make sure the local ambulance service is aware of this. WebNoS makes this possible and also acts as an audit trail for management of the equipment. Sites provided by CHT and not using WebNoS may be disengaged from the ambulance service CAD systems. Any web site showing defibrillator locations is for information only, and should not be used in preference to dialling 999. CHT works in close cooperation with the UK ambulance services. Always dial 999 in an emergency

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