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Added on July 1st 2015

Following the installation of Knowle villages first public access defibrillator in 2013, outside Hunters busy Knowle High Street office, a further community defibrillator has been sited by the front doors of Arden Academy.

75% of people who have had a cardiac arrest can be saved if a defibrillator device is quickly available to deliver an electric shock which will restore the heart to its normal rhythm. For every minute that passes without defibrillation the chances of survival decrease by around 14%.

Hunters, in conjunction with Knowle & Dorridge Lions and Knowle & Dorridge Round Table, have funded the cost of this life saving equipment. Staff at Hunters Knowle office received training on how to use an AED and how to respond in such an emergency and the West Midlands Ambulance Service have now also trained staff members at the local secondary school.

Pictured are Amanda Crane (First Aider at Arden Academy), Hunters Director David Hofton, Dave Carter from Knowle & Dorridge Lions, Ed Smith from Knowle & Dorridge Round Table, Sharon Butcher-Johns, Arden Academy staff and Martin Murphy, Arden Academy Principal.

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