Honiton Running Club had a specific training evening in mind to increase their awareness of all the local AED / Defibrillators located in Honiton. The club had recently replaced their own Defibrillator at the end of 2023 keeping in line with health and safety as a club.

Paula Ferris Chair of HRC and also a Cardiac rehabilitation exercise specialist organised a special club run to increase all club members’ awareness of defibrillators. There are over 20+ locations in Honiton where defibs can be accessed by the public, which is amazing and could make all the difference in saving a person’s life, with quick reactions and knowledge of where they are, we all know time is of the essence.

With around 30,000 people each year suffering a sudden cardiac arrest it is imperative that we know where the nearest AED / Defib is held. A cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any time, from young children at school, to adults when they’re at home, work or out in public places.

Knowledge is power and speed is paramount. Maybe you know where a few of them are and you can spot them on your walk around town.