Defibrillators can play a crucial role in helping to save lives following a cardiac arrest. For every minute without CPR and defibrillation, a person’s chance of survival decreases by around 10 percent. By performing CPR and using a defibrillator until an ambulance arrives, you can help double the victim’s chance of survival.
Appleton AFC has 2 main defibrillators, it's vital that everyone in our community is aware of their location in case of an emergency. Our main Defibrillator is located on the outside wall (illuminated), facing towards the car park at Pewterspear Green Trust Pavilion, Beamish Close, WA4 5RL.
This was donated by Cierans Cause, in memory of Cieran Geddes, who died aged just 7 of a suspected cardiac arrest whilst playing football. If a Defibrillator had been to hand it may have helped save Cierans life.
Our second Defibrillator is portable and is used primarily for Academy training. This Defibrillator was donated by North West Ambulance Service and is currently looked after by our Academy Officer.
Both defibrillators are monitored and checked on a regular basis to ensure they are kept fully operational, in line with the Community Heartbeat Trust requirements.
In addition to the above Defibs, one of our current U7’s/ U14’s Coaches carries a portable Defib which has been part-funded by parents/companies. This Defib is available at training on Monday’s at The Heath 7-8pm and on Friday’s at Bridgewater 5.30-6.30pm and at selected home games on Saturday's and Sunday’s.
At Hartford where we use the 3G facility, there is a Defib located next to the 3G office which is opposite the entrance to the pitch, the red X in the picture below marks the spot.