I am not sure just how many lives are saved by Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) each year, but you can imagine that the number is significant.
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.
This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.
Defibrillators have been popping up in publically accessible locations in order to save lives – especially in areas where there are high concentrations of people such as High Streets etc.
The two images featured in this article, were sent into us by a follower.
This particular defibrillator (was) located in Stonehaven but has now been stolen by someone who clearly seems to believe that their desire to make a few quid (assuming that it has been stolen in order to be sold) is more important than someone’s life.
Even as a website that reports on emergency services related stories on a daily basis, we are often dumbfounded still by some peoples utter buffoonery.
And this is one such example.
Should you happen to know anything about the whereabouts of this missing defibrillator, or if you know anything about the ‘individual’ who has taken it, then please search your conscience and do the RIGHT thing by calling the police on 101.
You never know, you might end up saving someone’s life by helping the police to track down this missing life-saving bit of equipment.
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