Village defibrillator deployed

martin_phonebox _defib_150From Martin Briscombe:

Ian Carroll reports that at the end of September the village Defibrillator was collected from the Telephone box and dispatched to the Ebrington Arms.

 

Here a lady had collapsed and was being attended to by staff and customers. Ian rushed home to collect his kit before going to help. Fortunately it appeared that the lady had just fainted (Ronnie had given her a free drink) and had now recovered without the need to use the defibrillator. Although defib was not needed on this occasion it’s good that people know where the defib is housed, and that the Emergency 999 /LIVES system works, and of course that we have Ian resident in the village.

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Cameo update September 2016

cameo_wordcloud_square_150From Maura Dormer:

On Septemer 20 we had a very well supported evening to hear a talk given by Ian Carroll, a First Responder with LIVES. Ian gave a very interesting talk on the history of LIVES which, together with a power point presentation and display of the vast array of equipment. He gave us all an insight into the incredibly valuable and life saving work they undertake every day of the year and demonstrated the basics of CPR, and explained the use of defibrillators. Something we hope we will never need to put into practice but it could be life-saving! Many thanks Ian. Continue reading

Annual Parish Meeting: full house!

The 2016 Kirby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted over 50 local people and invited guests last evening, filling the school hall almost to capacity. Opened by Parish Council Chairman Sam Midgley and compered by Councillor Martin Briscombe, the event certainly lived up to our expectations.

The show got off to a flying start as pupils from Oak Class presented an engaging, and at times touching, picture of school life, making good use of the excellent audio-visual facilities offered by the state-of-the-art school hall, before a series of presentations by local people representing community groups. Continue reading

Have your say and celebrate with us…..

……at this year’s Kirkby on Bain Annual (Civil) Parish Meeting, scheduled for 7pm Thursday April 28th 2016, in the Primary School Hall in Wharf Lane.

It’s not a regular Parish Council meeting with a strict agenda, but an informal get-together – your chance to tell us what you really think about life in this village, to suggest how we might improve things, to socialise, showcase community activities and celebrate recent achievements.

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Defibrillator training on line

martin_phonebox _defib_150About 20 village residents have now attended a defibrillator training session run by LIVES first responder Ian Carroll. If you missed one of the sessions, or if you would like to refresh your knowledge, here’s a video which complements and reinforces Ian’s training :

NB: this video was made in Australia, so there are some minor differences to note: Continue reading

Second defibrillator training session – tonight

defib_cartoon_150wYou are invited to the second free defibrillator training session with Ian Carroll of LIVES, in St Mary’s Church, Kirkby on Bain, this evening, (November 25) at 7pm.

All are welcome. The session will last about 2 hours. You can find out:

  • About Sudden Cardiac Arrest ( SCA)
  • How to Recognise SCA
  • How to dial 999
  • How to do CPR & why
  • How to use the defibrillator
  • About the recovery position and turning the patient
  • Handing over to a paramedic

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Red telephone box: defibrillator operational!

From Cllr Martin Briscombe,

Defibrillator Progress

The Village Defibrillator, sited on the rear of the village Telephone Box is now fully operational. We hope that none of the community will actually need it but it is there in case of an emergency. With electrical installation completed by Maltby Electrical, Coningsby, the Book Exchange & Information Board are also back in use.

Thanks go to the financial support of Millhouse Ltd, Aggregate Industries, & District Councillors Craig Leyland & Suzanna Gorst. Ian Carroll from LIVES will be taking two training sessions in the Parish Church for anyone that would like to know how to use the defibrillator, on Tuesday 17th at 7pm and Wednesday 25th at 7pm. Regards, Martin Continue reading