Defibrillators in Hartford

Hartford Parish Council has installed a number of defibrillators in the village for use by the public on victims of sudden cardiac arrest (heart attacks).

A defibrillator is a potentially life-saving device. It delivers an electrical current that shocks the heart back into a normal rhythm following a sudden cardiac arrest. They are safe and easy to use. The units are wall-mounted in bright yellow metal boxes.

Hartford Parish Council has installed defibrillators in the following locations. These are all located outside, so are accessible 24/7:

  • The cricket pavilion at the back of Grange Park
  • The telephone box in front of Hartford Village Hall
  • The Green field Pavilion (near the allotments behind the Chester Road shops)

Hartford Civic Society has also installed a defibrillator on the outside of Chime on Chester Road. Please note, there may be other defibrillators in the village installed by other organisations.

IMPORTANT: In the event of an emergency, dial 999 and ask for an ambulance before you do anything else. The operator will confirm the location of the nearest defibrillator and give you the number code to unlock the door of the defibrillator cabinet and access the equipment.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE TRAINED TO USE THIS EQUIPMENT – THE DEVICE WILL TALK YOU THROUGH WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. REMEMBER TO DIAL 999 FIRST.