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In the build up to Rescue Day 2015, 7 Lakes Country Park is the latest location for a CPAD – a community public access defibrillator.

As emergency services and partner agencies readied themselves for Rescue Day, the largest event of its kind in the world, organisers took time out to celebrate the arrival of a permanent ‘lifesaver’ to be housed on site at 7 Lakes Country Park.

The defibrillator will be housed on the wall outside reception at the Crowle venue – the 120 acre North Lincs home to Rescue Day since 2010. Anyone calling 999 within 500m of the bright green box will be given a code to access the defibrillator by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) quickly and easily which can improve the survival rates of anyone suffering cardiac arrest before paramedics arrive.

The funding for this particular defibrillator was sourced through the 7 Lakes site owner and money raised at the ‘Extreme Challenge Event’ held at 7 Lakes in June each year and organized by HFR Solutions. This part of a joint initiative between Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Rescue Day, HFR Solutions CIC and EMAS is aiming to get a CPAD in every rural community throughout North Lincs. It will be in place not just for the expected 25,000 visitors to Rescue Day on Saturday 11 July, but will remain at reception should the worst happen to the thousands of residents, anglers, water sports enthusiasts and visitors all year round.

Pictured (left to right) are HFRS Performance and Standards Manager Dave Collingwood, Janet Donnelly of 7 Lakes, Rescue Day organiser Andy Preskey of HFRS, 7 Lakes owner David Keedy and Steve Pratten of EMAS