LIFE-SAVING defibrillators have been presented to two Stafford rugby clubs by one of the town’s biggest employers, after a link-up with West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Alstom Power, in Lichfied Road, donated the £1,000 equipment – used to restart someone’s heart after a cardiac arrest – to St Leonard’s RUFC and Stafford RUFC.
West Midlands Ambulance Service will provide free training on the equipment and life support skills to the two clubs.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “As with all recreational facilities it is inevitable that from time to time a visitor or employee could become ill or injured whilst on site.
He said by having a defibrillator on hand as well as someone trained in its use, if anyone did suffer a cardiac arrest on site, they would receive the best possible care prior to the arrival of paramedics.
Alstom’s UK President, Steve Burgin, said the company was pleased to be able to support the community by providing the defibrillators and helping to protect the health and safety of players, staff and visitors to both of the clubs.
The defibrillators were presented to both clubs during the end of season games.