Balmaha launch for debrillator location app

Trossachs Search + Rescue chairman Stuart Ballantyne unveiled the app watched by former local MSPs Brice Crawford and Jackie Baillie

Trossachs Search + Rescue chairman Stuart Ballantyne, left, unveils the app watched by former local MSPs Brice Crawford and Jackie Baillie

A POTENTIALLY  life-saving defib locator web app for smartphone has been launched by Trossachs Search & Rescue.

At a special launch hosted by this morning at Balmaha’s Oak Tree Inn, Trossachs Search + Rescue chairman Stuart Ballantyne unveiled the app to an audience including representatives from local community groups, the NHS and ambulance service as well as  former local MSPs Jackie Baillie and Bruce Crawford

The defib locator app contains information about public access defibrillators placed by a number of voluntary organisations across Loch Lomond and The Trossachs who are working together to ensure they’re properly maintained.

As well as providing an everyday tool to research where the closest defibs are located to meet future needs, the app is invaluable for anyone immediately needing one in the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest.

The app also has a guide to useful first aid procedures.

Only defibrillators that have been checked and are submitted to the organisation’s checking system have been added to the app.

The event also marked the handover of the 75th defibrillator to nearby Auchengillan Outdoor Centre – where Scouts, Guides, school groups and other children and youth organisations have the fun of their lives.

Download the web app at http://www.trossachsdefibrillator.co.uk/

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Author: editor

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