Community Public Access Defibrillators

Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs)
Five Villages First Responders started our Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) project in 2013 to provide and install automated external defibrillators, or AEDs as they are known, into locations within our local area for public use in the event of a person suffering a cardiac arrest.

Our aim initially was to install at least one public AED into each of the main five villages that we serve, being Misterton, Beckingham, Walkeringham, Gringley on the Hill and West Stockwith.

By October 2017 we have directly installed or helped local villages to install over 17 public defibrillators all within the local community. We have also given assistance and advice to many other neighbouring villages to help them to install CPADs for their communities too.
Picture Gallery: click on the photo to scroll through our gallery showing all the CPAD sites. 
Why are Community Defibrillators important?
When a cardiac arrest occurs (when the patient's heart stops beating correctly and they stop breathing) every second counts. For every minute that goes by the chance of survival reduces by as much as 10 to 14%. But with fast and effective CPR and defibrillation the chances of survival increase hugely, to as much as 85%.
AEDs are easy to use, compact, portable and very effective. They are designed to be used by lay persons; the units guide the person using it through the process by verbal instructions and visual prompts. They are safe and will not allow a shock to be given unless the patients heart rhythm requires it. They are designed to be stored for long periods without use and require very little routine maintenance. You will now see AEDs in many public places such as shopping centres, leisure centres, airports and train stations and now also more and more in towns, villages and communities across the country.
How does it work in an emergency when the AED is needed?

Most of the AEDs are located in a secure steel cabinet where appropriate. The cabinet is wired to the electric supply of the building which it is mounted to and has a heater and light inside it. The cabinet is weather proof and vandal proof and has a coded lock on the front. The details of the AED are stored on the ambulance control room dispatch system and if a 999 call is made nearby reporting a cardiac arrest or possible cardiac arrest, the caller is advised where the AED is located, is given the code and advised to send someone to collect the AED. If the caller knows there is a CPAD nearby, they can also ask the 999 ambulance operator directly for the code to access the AED.
Instructions are given to the caller on how to use the AED by the ambulance operator, as well as there being visual and audible instructions given from the AED as soon as it is opened up. This all happens while the ambulance and local Community First Responders are on route, but because the AED is nearby and can be used quickly, the chances of survival are much greater.
We have also trained people who work or live at or nearby buildings to where the AEDs are located, so that as many people are as possible would know what to do, meaning that should it need to be used if someone is available that has been trained they will be able to lead the resuscitation attempt due to their prior knowledge and skill. However, as previously stated these units are designed to be used by anyone even if they have not received prior training.
Map of Community Public Access Defibrillator Locations:
The following CPAD sites have been installed in Misterton and neighbouring areas of North Nottinghamshire so far - see static map below or click here for interactive map . On the interactive map , you can zoom in on the locations and click on each numbered point to tell you where the AED is located and see further information. See also below photos of some of the CPAD sites.
List of CPAD Locations:
Map Point 1: Haxey Gate Inn / Golf Course on Haxey Road, Misterton.
Location:  In yellow secure cabinet on exterior side wall. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available: AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info: This site was kindly supported by part funding from The Haxey Gate  Inn and Five Villages First Responders. Several staff members and regular golfers have been trained.

Map Point 2: Misterton Centre (near to Coop Car Park), High Street, Misterton.
Location: In yellow secure cabinet on exterior side wall. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available: AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info: This site has been kindly supported by part funding from Misterton Coop, part of the Lincolnshire Coop Group and Five Villages First Responders. Local residents and Misterton Centre, Coop, Wayne Howe Butchers and SureStart Centre staff trained.

Map Point 3: Misterton Primary School/Swimming Pool, Grovewood Road, Misterton.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior side wall. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
This site has been kindly supported by full funding from North Notts Lions Club. School staff trained.

Map Point 4: West Stockwith Gertrude Morris Village Hall, Main Street, West Stockwith.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior front wall. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
This site has been kindly supported with donations from West Stockwith Parish Council, a grant from Hazel Brand/Bassetlaw District Council, a donation from West Stockwith Pantomine and Five Villages First Responders. Local residents trained.

Map Point 5: Walkeringham Village Hall, Stockwith Road, Walkeringham.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior front right hand side wall. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
This site has been kindly supported by full funding from Walkeringham Parish Council. Local residents trained.

Map Point 6: Walkeringham Primary School, Millbaulk Lane, Walkeringham.
Location:
This AED is located inside the School building.
Available:
AED Available during opening hours.
Additional Info:
This was kindly supported by a donation from Mr and Mrs Rusling from Walkeringham, Walkeringham Primary School and Five Villages First Responders. School staff, parents and some pupils trained.

Map Point 7: Beckingham Recreation Room, The Green, Beckingham.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior front wall. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
This site has been kindly supported by full funding from Beckingham Friendship Group and Beckingham Parish Council. Local residents trained.

Map Point 8: Blue Bell Inn, High Street Gringley on the Hill.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior front wall. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
This site has been kindly supported by fund raising by customers of the The Blue Bell Inn at Gringley. Local residents and pub staff trained.

Map Point 9: Everton Village Hall, Church Street, Everton.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior wall in porch next to front door. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
We have also provided support to Everton WI, who have raised money and received donations for a CPAD in their village, which is now live. Local residents trained.

Map Point 10: Clayworth Memorial Village Hall, Town Street, Clayworth.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior wall in porch next to front door. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
We have also provided support to Clayworth Parish Council and residents, who have raised money for a CPAD in their village, which is now live. Local residents trained.

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Beckingham Primary School, The Limes, Beckingham.
Location:
This AED is located inside the School building.
Available:
AED Available during opening hours.
Additional Info:
This was kindly supported by a donation from a Beckingham family, Beckingham Primary School and Five Villages First Responders. School staff trained.

Misterton Fire Station, Fox Covert Lane, Misterton.
Location:
In yellow cabinet on exterior wall in porch next to front door. Call 999 for Ambulance and access Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
Supplied by Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Misterton Sports Field, Marsh Lane, Misterton.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior wall of the Pavilion building. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available: AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
Supported by Misterton United & Misterton Junior Football Clubs.

Mattersey, outside Proviso-Systems Ltd, Everton Road, Mattersey.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior wall of building. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
Supported by BHF & Mattersey Parish Council. Local residents trained.

Mattersey Thorpe, Community House, 3 Cunningham Close, Mattersey Thorpe.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior wall of building. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
Supported by BHF & Mattersey Parish Council. Local residents trained.

Sutton- cum-Lound Village Hall, 38 Town Street, Sutton-cum-Lound.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior wall of Village Hall next to main entrance. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
Supported by Sutton-cum-Lound Parish Council.

The Waterfront Inn, Canal Lane, West Stockwith.
Location:
In yellow secure cabinet on exterior wall of the pub, next to main entrance. Call 999 for Ambulance to obtain access code for Defibrillator.
Available:
AED Available 24x7.
Additional Info:
Supported by North Notts Lions Club, West Stockwith Parish Council, Cllr Hazel Brand, Five Villages First Responders and the Waterfront Inn.

Other neighbouring villages also now have CPADs in place, including Sturton le Steeple, North & South Wheatley,  Clarborough and more.
Training Local Residents
To support the installation of the CPADs we have trained members of the public, staff and service users at and nearby to many of the AED locations in how recognise a cardiac arrest, how to use the defibrillator and how to perform CPR - chest compressions and rescue breathing. AED's can be used safely by anyone, even without any prior training. However showing people what to do and giving them confidence in advance all helps should they ever need to do it for real.

Interested in this project? Or would like to attend one of our free public training sessions?

If you are interested in our CPAD project and would like more information; or would be interested in taking part in one of our public AED training courses (approx 2 hours) or would like to make a donation to Five Villages First Responders to help us with this project, please contact us. 

Thank You's
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the organisations, businessess and members of the public who have helped to make this project possible through their support, fund raising and donations, and to all those people who have helped make each installation possible.

Also thank you to all the members of the public and staff at each location who have undertaken training and to East Midlands Ambulance Service Community Response Team for their support. Thanks also to the "Guardians" at each location who undertake regular checks of the AEDs to ensure they are ready for use at all times.


Lastly, but by no means least, a huge thank you to Colin Gibson (Community First Responder & Chair of Five Villages First Responders) and Martyn Johnson (EMAS Paramedic & Five Villages First Responder Coordinator) for all their many, many hours of hard work to organise the funding, equipment, installation and delivery of training for all of these CPAD sites - it has been a mammoth project, but one which one day may help to save a life! And it's not finished yet - more places are now approaching us asking how they can get an AED.

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