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Police in Cornwall town handed 'life-saving' equipment

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1:36pm 1st June 2017
(Updated 1:36pm 1st June 2017)

Response cars in one Cornwall town have been given new equipment which could save lives.

It comes after a fundraising campaign by the FLEET charity (Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust), which provides emergency equipment to frontline ambulances in Cornwall.

Officers in Bodmin will now be able to use defibrillators prior to the arrival of the ambulance, in the vital few minutes after a person has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

Previously, they had to rely on their first aid training and the use of CPR.

The defibrillators cost £1,200 each and have been paid for from sponsorship money received by the FLEET London Marathon team.

Sector inspector for Bodmin police, Rob Mooney said: "We are delighted that we now have this life-saving equipment in some of our cars.

"Our officers have been trained to use them and are now much better equipped to deal with victims of cardiac arrest.

"I would like to thank all those who tackled the London Marathon to raise the money to pay for the defibrillators".

One of this year’s runners, David Bray from Wadebridge added: "It was a brilliant day, a great feeling carrying St Piran’s flag through London with several chants from the Cornish of ‘Kernow bys Vyken’".

Last year’s marathon runners paid for six defibrillators to go in police cars in the Newquay area.

Founder of Fleet, Norman Trebilcock said: "We now plan to raise funds to buy defibrillators for police in the Falmouth area".

FLEET provides medical and monitoring equipment for the ambulance service and community responders as well as defibrillators for public access in towns and villages across Cornwall.

1:36pm 1st June 2017

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