Three life saving defibrillators have been installed in Orkney by Scottish Sea Farms.
The Scottish Government has announced funding for 100 new on-board defibrillators and a range of life-saving training opportunities for fishing vessels.
From 1st December 2018 to 18th of December 2019, there were 168 occasions when the land ambulance was unable to immediately attend a call because it was already deployed to another call out.
“Applying a controlled shock with a defibrillator within 5 minutes of a cardiac arrest provides the best chance of that person surviving.”
““The Scottish Ambulance Service recommends that all custodians register their PADs with the Scottish Ambulance Service to ensure that they are available to save lives in an emergency.”