DRUMNALEG Community Association has received funding from Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to purchase a defibrillator, which has been erected and attached to Tullymacann Orange Hall in Tandragee.
According to Councillor Paul Berry, more than 70 groups and associations within the council areas have availed of the defibrillator grant within the past six months.
Praising Drumnaleg Community Association for its foresight and vision, Mr Berry said: “Drumnaleg Community Association is a very active group supporting and serving this local rural community and the installation of a defibrillator and the support that is being provided by its members is a tremendous asset.”
Members of the group participated in a life-saving course prior to the installation of the defibrillator.
“Our defibrillator installation has been registered with the emergency services and if a 999 call is made close to the hall at Tullymacann those in need of assistance will be directed to the location as they await the arrival of paramedics,” explained Drumanleg Community Association Secretary Nuala Bell.
“The defibrillator is very easy to use and the machine will even give verbal instructions. It will also be lit up at night.”
“We are hoping that it will not be needed,” added Association Treasurer John Bell, “but having it in place is reassuring for our rural community.”
Drumnaleg Community Association has had information leaflets about the defibrillator installation and its location printed and these will be distributed to homes in the area.
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