The official launches of the new community defibrillators in Carnon Downs and Feock were held on Tuesday 20th March.
Residents braved the rain in Carnon Downs with youngsters and parents from Sunbeams Toddler Group, Carnon Downs Film Club, Truro Lions and Parish Councillors Bob Richards, Iain MacDonald and Caroline Johnson attending the ceremony on Forth Coth to officially launch the defibrillator which is situated in the red phonebox which the Parish Council have recently adopted from BT, outside of the Dentists. Sunbeams, Carnon Downs Film Club and Truro Lions, together with the Parish Council have all very kindly given donations towards the Carnon Downs defibrillator.
The Feock defibrillator is located on the outside wall of Ferris Garage, thanks to Tim Ferris for allowing the Parish Council to install it and to Truro Lions for the grant towards the weatherproof cabinet.
These defibrillators can be used by anyone in the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest and training is not necessary. The defibrillator is automatic and will actually talk the person through how to use it, it also won’t let a shock be delivered to someone whose heart doesn’t need shocking, so someone cannot be harmed with it accidentally.
The Parish Council had previously installed the first defibrillator in the Parish in Devoran, which is located in the phonebox next to the Village Hall.