LIFESAVING cardiac defibrillators will be bought by Frodsham Town Council to boost first aid provision in the community.
The council initiative is being co-ordinated by Cllr Andrew Dawson, who praised the public spirit shown by Taylor’s opticians in Eddisbury Square in agreeing to house the first of three £5,000 machines.
Taylor’s staff will be trained free of charge by North West Ambulance Service in how to use the defibrillator, which should be in place and fully accessible to the public by the end of April.
Possible sites for the other two machines are Overton Post Office and the police station in Ship Street.
Cllr Dawson said he hoped other community organisations would consider sponsoring more as he wants as many publicly accessible defibrillators as possible located at strategic locations throughout the town to ensure local people are able to help if someone is taken seriously ill.
Cardiac arrest victims have a 2% chance of survival, but if early cardiac defibrillation is available this jumps to 90%.