Lifesaving defibrillators installed on Wirral fire engines

Station manager Paul Kay holds one of the defibrillators. Picture: MF&RS

Station manager Paul Kay holds one of the defibrillators. Picture: MF&RS

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LIFESAVING defibrillators have now been installed on every fire engine in Wirral.

The devices will be located at stations and all other fire service buildings across Merseyside. There is also a defibrillator on each fire appliance.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service says it has worked closely with the British Heart Foundation, the North West Ambulance Service and the NHS to make this possible.

Deputy chief fire officer Phil Garrigan said: "Although we have defibrillators at some locations there is not one on every community fire station and we wanted to change that to help our communities.

"People from our communities use our fire stations' meeting rooms and gyms on a regular basis and also visit the sites.

"However, this measure will help not just the public but it will be available for our staff too."

He added: "We would like to thank the British Heart Foundation who supported and part funded this phase of the project.

"The second phase of the project will see defibrillators, identical to those used by the North West Ambulance Service, placed on every frontline fire appliance for use at incidents."


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