Defibrillator Training

The welsh ambulance service came down to provide a morning’s training course in the use of Automated External Difibrillators for Porth Eirias staff.

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay was purchased by Community First Responders in Llandudno and Colwyn Bay to give people a better chance of survival if they go into cardiac arrest.IMG_0156There are approximately 8,000 sudden cardiac arrests annually in Wales

The first responders, who are trained by the Welsh Ambulance Service to administer basic first aid at appropriate 999 calls until a paramedic arrives, raised funds for the device by holding a supermarket collection.

Staff at Porth Eirias, including lifeguards and harbourmasters, as well as town councillors, Colwyn Bay Watersports Staff and members of Colwyn Bay Football Club, were given training on how to use the device on Wednesday (November 20).

The device will be securely fitted to the outside of the building, thanks to Conwy County Borough Council, to ensure it is accessible to the entire community when needed.

Also to be trained on the device in the coming weeks are sixth form students from nearby Eirias High School.
PADS Training Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay - 20th November 2013
The scheme follows an initiative launched last year to install Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) in churches across Wales. 

If you are interested in establishing a PADS site or joining an existing team, call the PADS office on 02920 932917.