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Raising funds for FLEET

Although LostFest is a free festival, it does count on your support and generosity in giving donations to an essential local charity – FLEET

Over the years FLEET has worked hard to reduce the time it takes to get trained staff to a cardiac arrest patient, with projects such as Community Responders, the Staff Responder Scheme and Paramedic Motorcycles. They are also installing Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPADs) across the county, which increases the chance that patients' lives will be saved by early defibrillation.  FLEET’s latest project is to help communities get a cPAD for their village or town.

The latest innovation is an automated cPAD. In January 2014 South Western Ambulance Service Ambulance Control in Exeter was the only Ambulance service in the country to have the appropriate computer software to monitor and control cPADs.  The cPAD requires power and a secure connection over the internet to enable the defibrillator to be continuously monitored, the temperature maintained and Ambulance Control to remotely unlock the device when needed without the need for key codes.

When the 999 call is received by Ambulance Control they can confidently direct the caller to the nearest cPAD knowing that it is in full working order.  As soon as the PAD is opened, alerts are sent to nominated locals who can help with treating the patient and ensure the defibrillator is maintained so it is ready for future use.  The community response has been overwhelming and FLEET have installed over 150 defibrillators into towns and villages in outlying areas.


FLEET have also provided seven defibrillators for Newquay Police response cars and will soon be providing the same for Bodmin Community Police cars.

We all know how long it can take an ambulance to get to a cardiac arrest in the area.  Although they always do their very best, sometimes it is just impossible to get there any quicker. When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, if defibrillation is delivered within the first 3 minutes there is a 70% chance of survival.

Please visit FLEET at Lostfest and see our new Lottery Scratch Card.   Sellers needed in all areas.

 

FLEET charity

 

Visit www.FLEET.org.uk