Airth public access defibrillator out of action

A public access defibrillator was removed from its housing, used by persons unknown and then replaced.

By James Trimble
Monday, 3rd January 2022, 10:25 am
Updated Monday, 3rd January 2022, 12:22 pm

The life-saving device, located at Airth Community Centre, in High Street, is currently out of service.

A Forth Valley First Responders spokespersons said: “Unfortunately, when checking one of our Public Access Defibrillators, situated outside of Airth Community Centre, this is what we found.

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A defibrillator, like this one, has been taken from Airth Community Centre

“The defibrillator has either been taken and used from the cabinet to help save a life, or has been taken maliciously. We sincerely hope it’s the former. The Scottish Ambulance Service alert us any time they deploy one of our defibrillators as part of a 999 emergency call, which since the last date this defibrillator was checked hasn’t happened.

“We would appeal to the community of Airth to contact us if they have any information that can help us piece this puzzle together.”

The defibrillator will hopefully be put it back into service as soon as possible.