Today (April 2nd, 2015) the rollout of over 85 iPAD SP1 defibrillators began across Gatwick Airport. This project sees the replacement and upgrade of ALL of the old defibrillators across the site with state-of-the-art technology offered by the SP1. It also includes many new sites, both static and responding, at the airport.
The project is being run in conjunction with the Sussex Heart Charity and with the full support of South East Coast Ambulance Service, who were involved in the original defibrillator installation in Gatwick some years ago.
It has been well documented that defibrillators in public places save lives, with International Airports featuring highly in that. This is a fantastic commitment by Gatwick to continue that commitment and grow it.
Whilst a full news report will follow, this news today comes at one of the busiest weekends for International Travel as many jet off for the Easter Holidays. The roll-out will happen over a number of weeks, so if you are travelling, keep your eyes peeled around Gatwick for the distinctive iPAD orange making its debut at this very important site. Here are a couple of images of the installations today on front line fire appliances at Gatwick.
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