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PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATOR - FUNDRAISING EVENT (HI—TIDE)
On behalf of Porthcawl Community First Responders the Hi-Tide Inn, Porthcawl will be holding 'fundraising' evening on Saturday 1st September 2018 featuring local band 'PROGNOSIS'. Profits from the evening will be used to help us to fund another Public Access Defibrillator that will be located within the Porthcawl community to be used by members of the public in the case if a cardiac arrest emergency. Tickets are priced at £10 per head and are available via us or directly from the Hi-Tide (01656 782432)

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PORTHCAWL TOWN COUNCIL GRANT BUYS ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE TEAM-
A huge "THANK YOU" to the Porthcawl Town Council for the grant to the Porthcawl Community First Responders. The grant has enabled us to buy a defibrillator that is already being used by the team when on call for the Welsh Ambulance Service responding to emergency 999 calls in Porthcawl and its surrounding area. In addition, the grant has enabled us to buy a training defibrillator and CPR training doll - these will be used to maintain the team's skills and also allow us to start training members of the public within the Porthcawl community.

The equipment was formally handed over by the Porthcawl Town Council Mayor, Councillor Norah Clark at the Council Chambers on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.

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Public Access Defibrillators:-
On the 6th August 2018 the first of hopefully many PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) went live in Porthcawl. It is located on the Porthcawl Ambulance Station and is intended for use by members of the public in the case of a sudden cardiac arrest. It was funded by donations to the Porthcawl Community First Responders by local people and organisations. We as a team are committed to adding more PADs around the town but at over a £1000 per location it will take time and money, but we are determined to get as many PADs as possible in and around Porthcawl as possible.

Below the team and CTL Huw Jackson (Welsh Ambulance Service) formally launch the PAD.

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We are currently working with the Porthcawl Town Council on purchasing and installing a number of
Public Access Defibrillators around the Porthcawl area (including at Newton and Nottage). We are still in the early stages of this but hopefully it will be a reality shortly.

For further details on what we are doing, both as operational First Responders or working in the local community carrying out awareness sessions, please visit out
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