Life-saving defibrillator installed at Ripon Grammar School

The Advertiser Series: Alison Reed, of the parents’ association, passes the defibrillator to student Lory Wong as sixth formers look on together with  Chris Sharp and Neil Marsey, of the ambulance Service, and Fiona Pearman, of the association Alison Reed, of the parents’ association, passes the defibrillator to student Lory Wong as sixth formers look on together with Chris Sharp and Neil Marsey, of the ambulance Service, and Fiona Pearman, of the association

EMERGENCY equipment that could save lives has been installed at a school thanks to the fundraising efforts of the local parents' association.

Ripon Grammar School has taken delivery of a defibrillator, which has been now been mounted in a locked cabinet on the outside wall of its sports hall.

Sixth form students and staff have been trained by Yorkshire Ambulance Service in how to use the equipment - but it is intended to be for the use of the whole community.

Alison Reed, of the Grammar School Parents' Association, said the idea was suggested by a parent who is also a doctor.

"It came out of a conversation at one of our meetings and everyone agreed it was a good idea, especially since it's something for school but also a benefit for the whole local community," she said.

The head of leadership and learning with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "It's a critical piece of equipment.

“An ambulance will get to an emergency typically within eight minutes but in responding to a cardiac arrest literally every second counts.”

Anyone calling 999 in the local area can be directed to the defibrillator and given a code to unlock the cabinet, which is lit and heated. Full written, as well as verbal, instructions are provided.

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