Rosslyn Chapel’s defibrillator has been handed over by representatives of Roslin and Bilston Community First Responders.
The equipment, which has been purchased by Rosslyn Chapel Trust, will be kept in the Visitor Centre and will be available, should any visitor require it. Research shows that for every minute that passes from the onset of a cardiac arrest, the chances of survival will drop by 10%. Quick access to a defibrillator can, therefore, be a vital asset, when sudden cardiac arrest strikes.
As well as buying its own equipment, Rosslyn Chapel Trust supported the First Responders’ appeal to have a public defibrillator available in the village, with a fundraising concert in March.
Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, (pictured right with the First Responders) said ‘I’ve been very impressed by the work of the Roslin and Bilston First Responders, who first approached us about getting a defibrillator. It’s great to have one here now in such a busy site and to know that it could make a huge difference if we do need to use it.’