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Llandudno Lifeboat Station hosts awareness training for defibrillators

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RNLI Llandudno were pleased to host an awareness session in the use of defibrillators recently.

RNLI Llandudno were pleased to host an awareness session in the use of defibrillators recently.

RNLI/Llandudno

Llandudno Lifeboat Station hosts awareness training for defibrillators

The session was run by a volunteer from the Community Heartbeat Trust who supplied the defibrillator that was installed in 2021 on the outside of the lifeboat boathouse by agreement with the RNLI.

The defibrillator was funded by private and commercial donations including Innogy Renewables UK Community Fund, CCTV Services, Cross Keys Inn Penrhynside and Co-Op Craig-y-Don.

Attendees included a number of lifeboat volunteers, lifeboat visitor stewards and community members along with the manager and staff from the Co-Op.

Defibrillator monitor Luke Heritage, who is also Station Mechanic at Llandudno Lifeboat Station and who has been personally involved in medical emergencies near the station several times said, ‘all who attended found the awareness session very educational giving confidence to administer CPR and deploy a defibrillator unit should the need arise.’

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