An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a potentially life-saving device, designed to be simple to use by a layperson by providing simple audio and visual instructions regarding its own use. In the event of a suspected "heart attack", an AED can automatically detect a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia that will lead to cardiac arrest and, where appropriate, is able to treat this by defibrillation - the application of an electrical shock which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
The Wolfords have 2 defibrillators - their locations are:
- Great Wolford - the old phone box, by The Green
- Little Wolford - external wall of The Wolfords Village Hall
The Volunteer Emergency Telephone System (VETS) has been specifically set up for situations where you suspect that someone is having a cardiac arrest and you need to urgently summon help. Please call the number below and ask a village volunteer to fetch the debrillator. Always call 999 first.
The VETS telephone number is: 01608 610310
- Choose Option 1 for Little Wolford
- Choose Option 2 for Great Wolford