Life-saving device is installed at fire station

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A POTENTIALLY life-saving device for members of the public to use in emergencies has been installed at The Ridge fire station.

The Automatic External Defibrulator (AED) will help give CPR to victims of cardiac arrest within as short a time as possible, and before ambulance crew are able to get to the scene.

The device has been installed as part of an initiative by East Sussex Fire Authority working in partnership with South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb).

It is on the outside of the fire station in a prominent white box marked with AED, and the machine expains exactly what to do so training is not required.