Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire

The Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro David Macey has expressed the wish that all Masonic meeting places in Warwickshire are equipped with a Defibrillator.  A Defibrillator is a machine that delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest.  They are frequently known as AEDs (automated external defibrillators), and can be seen in many places throughout the country, including airports, shopping centres, theatres etc.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service has agreed to carry out the training for the Province, and will bring the Defibrillator unit with them when the training is carried out at each location.  Contacts have been established at all meeting places, who will nominate those who are to receive training.  The Ambulance Service will arrange as many courses as required by each centre, and will be in touch with each individual centre to arrange training.  The training incorporates cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which is a lifesaving technique that greatly increases the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims. This technique will already be known to many, and forms a major part of the training.

Pictured below is Anne Foley, one of the Ambulance Service Trainers, with John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward, who is coordinating the implementation exercise.   Anne is a voluntary trainer with Midlands Emergency Response (www.mercfr.org ), which supports the Ambulance Service in providing the required training.   Anne will be contacting each centre to make appropriate arrangements for training and implementation.  The pilot Defibrillator unit is located at Reception at Stirling Road.  The next location to receive their Defibrillator will be Alderson House, Warwick.  Any queries should be addressed to John Hayward in the Charity Office tel: 0121 454 0554 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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The Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
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The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for freemasons within England and Wales and districts overseas.