The Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT) charity, the leading charitable UK organisation in the provision of community defibrillation, has launched a new service to support community based defibrillators.
Many communities work with CHT to adopt and use their telephone kiosks as defibrillator placements, and working with CHT ensures the access to the electrical supply, plus renovation of the much loved K6 – red – telephone kiosk. However many communities are also concerned about the loss of an emergency telephone in the community. CHT has worked with BT and others and is now able to supply a 999 emergency telephone back into communities.
The telephones are single button emergency telephones, and pressing the call button will link you direct to the 999 operator. The telephones can be placed adjacent to existing community defibrillator sites or, where the telephony has been removed from a kiosk, CHT has permission to add the 999 phone back into the kiosk.
The telephones come in two types, one landline, and one cellular. The cellular versions work off all networks and are therefore able to work even where there is a restricted signal.
The cost for running this service is £1 per week, plus installation costs.
Find out more at The Emergency Services Show 2015 – CHT will be exhibiting on Stand Z215.