D I D Y O U K N O W ?
41 FIRST AIDERS & 14 DEFIBRILLATORS – This is the amount of First Aid trained Gamekeepers and the number of defibrillators out and about on the North York Moors.
The gentlemen in the photos look like they are having a fun time on their training course but essentially they could help or even save someone’s life.
To date there are 11 estates in the North York Moors which have already purchased defibrillators, they are carried around in the Gamekeeper estate vehicles, so help whilst out on the moors may be closer than you think.
With approximately 8 million visitors to the North York Moors every year we think it is essential that this potentially life saving equipment is known to be available to anyone who needs it. Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone, at any time and to help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce by up to 10%.
In 2018 our Gamekeepers administered first aid on 3 separate occasions on the moors, they have not, as yet needed to use a defibrillator but rest assured if needed they will.