Accessing Defibrillators

Both of the Defibrillators ( Saltaugh Road and Village Hall) have been checked today and are ready for use.

If you should need to access them at any time it is very important to follow the instructions exactly.

Listen carefully to the instructions given by the ambulance service and enter the code carefully, depressing the buttons fully each time.

The code for each unit begins with a single ‘C’ followed by a code which will be issued by the ambulance service when a call is made.

For example: C 123X

The ‘C’ which clears the locking mechanism – followed by the code given – will unlock the cabinet.





Community First Responders are volunteers who are trained by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide immediate life-saving care to members of their local communities in an emergency medical situation, such as heart attack, breathing difficulties or a collapse, in the vital minutes before the ambulance arrives.

They are trained in Emergency Life Support including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) that delivers a controlled electric shock to restart the heart. Community First Responders also carry portable oxygen.

Volunteers come from all walks of life, young and older, working or retired, from teachers and drivers to shop keepers and army sergeants. Full training is given to successful applicants who need to be over 18, physically fit and hold a full driving license with no more than six penalty points. Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks on candidates will be made. Anyone requiring further details please contact Michele Chapman Community Defibrillation Trainer on 07826532249 or email