West Moors Parish Council recently thanked the Wimborne and Ferndown Lions Club for gifting a defibrillator (AED) to the village.
The life-saving equipment has been installed on the wall outside the Co-operative on Station Road.
A spokesperson for the council said, “The parish council believes the defibrillator will also potentially benefit the many visitors who cycle or walk through the area. Of course, we hope we never need to use any of this equipment, but it is reassuring for the community that it is available if required.”
The council also thanked Co-Operative Food for hosting the defibrillator on their premises.
Defibrillator training session
An expert training session by Community Heartbeat will be held in West Moors Memorial Hall for members of the public who wish to be trained in the use of the defibrillator, or simply watch how it is done.
This awareness should give people the knowledge and confidence to act decisively if someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
The training session will be held on Wednesday, 4 November between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Contact West Moors Parish Council for more details on 01202 861044 or call into the parish office at 4 Park Way, West Moors.
Anyone completing the training will receive a certificate by post.