Ever wanted to know what’s inside a Defibrillator box? Cornwall Air Ambulance are holding an open day to give the public the opportunity to come and see what a defibrillator is and how they work, giving a greater awareness and confidence in an emergency when faced with the possibility of needing to perform CPR or use a defibrillator.
To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce by up to 10%. In a recent survey, three quarters of people said they wouldn’t feel confident enough to act if they saw someone having a cardiac arrest. Cornwall Air Ambulance are holding this open day on the 8th September to help people, help us, save more lives by knowing what to do.
There will be the opportunity to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of the helicopter and specialist equipment used by the crew every day through Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and ask them any burning questions.
There will be plenty of other things on offer including the chance to try your hand at CPR, grab a bargain at a pop up charity shop, buy tickets for the New Heli Appeal Grand Draw with the first prize, a Mini One, plus much more.
Visit Cornwall Air Ambulance headquarters, Trevithick Downs, Newquay, between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 8 September. Entry is free to all but donations welcome.