Life-saving heart equipment will be based at Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Halls thanks to a joint £2,500 project between trentbarton, Erewash Borough Council and Erewash Local Strategic Partnership.
The two fully automatic defibrillators are now based at the two town halls and can be used by fully trained council staff and trentbarton drivers in the event of a medical emergency. It complements our First Assistance training given to all trentbarton drivers as part of additional training they each receive to help them deliver the best possible service. Defibrillators give heart attack victims greater chances of survival when they can be administered quickly and are seen as life-saving machines.
The two machines were formally unveiled on Friday 8 November. Councillor Chris Corbett, Leader of Erewash Borough Council; Councillor Carol Hart, Deputy Leader and Chair of the Erewash Local Strategic Partnership joined with our Commercial Director Alex Hornby and our Head of Training Guy Gibson, who demonstrated the work on the training mannequin ‘Rescue Annie’.
Councillor Carol Hart, Chair of the Erewash Local Strategic Partnership, said:
“If someone has a cardiac arrest, the first few minutes are crucial, so it goes without saying that these machines are life-savers and an important addition to facilities at the two Town Halls. By investing in them and the training of staff we know that in the event of a medical emergency, we may give someone a chance of survival, which is precious.
“We are delighted to have worked with Erewash Borough Council and trentbarton on what has been an incredibly worthwhile project. Thanks to all involved in what is partnership working at its best for the benefit of the whole community.”
Our Head of Training, Guy Gibson, added:
“As a locally owned business, trentbarton is proud to support our customers and residents throughout Erewash. It lies right at the heart of our busy network across the East Midlands.
“This work complements the First Assistance training given to all of our driving teams, demonstrating our customer-obsessed culture and our commitment within the communities we serve.”