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Defib Launch

2 years ago By Daniel Metcalfe

Defib Launch

Last Saturday the official cermemony to unveil the newly installed community defibrilator was held at Ripon Rugby Club.

The ceremony wast attended by the Lady Mayoress and the Hornblower who spoke about the importance of having the piece of equipment located near the sports clubs for the local communities use.

During the season we have improved our ties with the club which has seen benefits for both clubs, the Rugby Club using our pitch and car park on a Sunday and we used their showering facilities the other week when ours were out of order.

The Footabll and Rugby club have jointly funded the cost of the equipment along with Defibs of Ripon in association with Ripon Lions to share the £1500 cost.

The CPR and defib training took place on Monday and was attended by representatives from both clubs and also attended by residents and Ripon Runners.

The defib is situated next to the Rugby Club main changing room doors, please familarise yourself with the location next time your at the football club. Should you be in situation where you need to acces the defib to try and save a life, the 999 (112) operator will provide an access code to retrieve the defib and the machine will talk you through what to do.

Updated 08:18 - 11 Mar 2016 by Daniel Metcalfe

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