The Scottish Ambulance Service is launching its Registration to Resuscitation campaign on Tuesday 07 March to help save more lives.
We want Community Councils across Scotland to participate in our nationwide Day of Action on Friday 10 March. Please find more details below.
What is the campaign about?
Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) can be found in communities all over Scotland and are vital pieces of equipment in the crucial early minutes following a cardiac arrest before an ambulance arrives.
Currently, anyone can acquire a defibrillator and they are often based in community centres, sports facilities and other public places.
While there is no legal obligation to register defibrillators, the Scottish Ambulance Service now has a dedicated registration website and we are appealing to local communities to ensure we know where these are, so when someone calls 999 we will know where the nearest defibrillator is if it is required.
We need the custodians who look after these defibrillators to register them on our website. We also need members of the public to check whether defibrillators they see in their communities are registered with us at: pad.scottishambulance.com
How can you help?
By participating in our Day of Action on Friday 10 March, you will help us to increase registration of PADS and ensure more people across Scotland are able to survive a cardiac arrest.
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I hope you will support this important campaign and help us to save more lives.