Creating Heart Safe Clubs
Phase 3 of the FA’s initiative to provide defibrillators for Grassroots clubs will officially launched on July 1st.
Phases 1 & 2 of this dedicated initiative between the FA and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) were a tremendous success and the allocated defibrillators were quickly taken up by clubs. These two phases were part funded and although this will not continue, we are pleased to confirm that the FA has now secured an excellent price through WEL Medical, its supply partner.
Clubs can now purchase life-saving iPAD SP1 defibrillators for the special price of £695+VAT (usual cost £1325+VAT). The IPAD SP1 is a nominated unit of the British Heart Foundation and is support by the NHS Ambulance service.
Research shows that over 90% of sudden cardiac arrests in young athletes happen either during or immediately after exercise. There are around 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests in England every year and for every minute lost without CPR and defibrillation, a person’s chance of survival decreases by around 10 percent.
A cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart stops pumping blood around their body and to their brain. It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing. A defibrillator is an automatic device that can be used to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm during cardiac arrest. By performing CPR and using a defibrillator until an ambulance arrives, you can help double the person’s chance of survival
How to obtain your iPAD SP1 Defibrillator in 4 simple steps:
1. GO TO: www.footballdefibs.org
2. REGISTER YOUR CLUB
Please complete the online form which will create you club account so that your application can be verified
3. PURCHASE YOUR DEFIBRILLATOR/S
Once you have registered, enter the ‘shop’ to order your defibrillator/s, as well as any other items you may need.
4. PROTECTING YOUR TEAM AND FANS
Once purchased, you can access additional resources and free online training materials.
If you need any assistance, please call 03333 444 789