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Gremista winter times 2018 19

New defibrillator for Lerwick

| Written by Shetland News

Neil Fraser and Gary Leask showing the location of the defibrillator outside the DITT office and shop at Holmsgarth Road, Lerwick. Photo: DITT Neil Fraser and Gary Leask showing the location of the defibrillator outside the DITT office and shop at Holmsgarth Road, Lerwick. Photo: DITT LERWICK has a new public defibrillator after construction company DITT installed one outside of its Holmsgarth Road headquarters.

DITT made a donation to the charity Lucky2BHere, which provides defibrillators, as well as giving match funding to go along with money that was raised from recycling scrap and waste materials.

The company also thanked Erik Johnson from Nortech Marine for his donating towards the device.

Training has been given to DITT employees on how to use the device, while two members of staff from the nearby Co-op supermarket also took part.

However, members of the public are encouraged to use it in times of emergency as the device provides a walk-through of steps that should be taken.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

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