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Council supports defibrillator registration network

Mid Ulster District Council is urging local people to register a defibrillator with The Circuit, the national defibrillator network.
 
The Circuit provides a national overview of where defibrillators can be found, including across Northern Ireland.
 
At present, many defibrillators never get used because emergency services don’t know where they are or how to access them. This can make all the difference in the event of cardiac arrest – potentially costing lives.
 
As defibrillators are registered on The Circuit, their location and status is instantly synchronised with the emergency services’ systems ensuring that their information is always up to date.
 
Councillor Wesley Brown, Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, stressed the importance of registering a defibrillator with The Circuit:

Councillor Wesley Brown stressed the importance of registering a defibrillator with The Circuit:

The Circuit is vital in making sure that whenever and wherever a cardiac arrest happens, the people on the scene can get to the nearest working defibrillator quickly.
 
Whether it’s in the grounds of a local sports club, shopping centre or office - every defibrillator matters. Registration could be the difference between life and death.
 
I would encourage everyone to take the time, not only to check that the defibrillator on their premises or facility is in good working order, but to register it with The Circuit.

For more information on the Circuit including how to register a defibrillator please see the website below:

The Circuit - the national defibrillator network

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