Porthcawl Community First Responders are committed to raising awareness and providing community training around Public Access Defibrillators (PAD's). PAD's are designed to be placed at public buildings or key locations around the local community to be used by members of the public in cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. When there is a PAD near the location of a cardiac arrest the Ambulance Control Centre will pass the details of its location along with any passwords or key codes needed to get access to the PAD.

sudden cardiac arrest

There are a number of PAD's available around the Porthcawl area, however a large number
do not have 24 hr public access. That said we are currently working with the Porthcawl Town Council to purchase and install a number of Public Access Defibrillators at several locations around Porthcawl, including locations in Newton and Nottage

Public access defibrillator PADS in Porthcawl

For details of PAD's within your local community click here and enter your PostCode.

As a Team we have already been involved in supplying PAD training within the Bridgend County Borough, including supporting neighbouring CFR teams at Coity and the in the Garw Valley. The below picture was taken during a session held a short while ago in the Bridgend area and shows CFR's (including a CFR from the Porthcawl team) providing CPR training to local residents.

PADS training session

It is a key aim of the Porthcawl Community First Responder Team to provide PAD and Basic Life Support (BLS) training to residents of Porthcawl. This training will be provided as soon as funding has been secured and the required training equipment procured. If you feel that you would be able to help us in securing the required funding please contact us by clicking here.