The Parish of East Brent, which includes the villages of East Brent, Rooksbridge and Edingworth now has three defibrillators available for public use.
They are located at: the Brent Area Medical Centre, Brent Road, East Brent.
: the Rooksbridge Post Office &
: On the outside wall of the cattle barn of Laurel Farm Edingworth.
In the unfortunate event of a possible cardiac arrest in your household, a defibrillator could save a life. They are simple to use and do not need specialist training. Dial 999 for an ambulance and you will be given the code and the loaction of the nearest defibrillator. If you have to operate a portable defibrillator, it comes with full verbal instructions on how to use it.
In addition, the Parish also subscribes to a Village Emergency Telephone System (VETS). Any Parishioner who finds themself in urgent need of help can ring this number 01278393190, and one of 10 volunteers from the Parish will, hopefully, be available to assist.
This does NOT replace the need to call the emergency services on 999 first.