In the right hands, the devices - which administer an electrical shock to reset the heart - can be lifesavers. You should ring 999 straight away so an ambulance can be on its way while you start lifesaving CPR. You don't need training in how to use a defibrillator - the British Heart Foundation has a useful video on its website about how to use one, as well as information about how to apply for funding and register one. Here's a list of where to find public access defibrillators in the Hartlepool area.
Cricket is a game enjoyed by all ages, so it makes good sense to have a defibrillator at Hartlepool Cricket Club, in Park Drive.
Places of worship can attract an older audience, which is why Heselden Methodist Chapel in Front Street, Heselden, has a public access defibrillator.
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Hartlepool Pools Youth FC is a community club which runs football teams for boys and girls aged 4-18. It is one of several sports clubs which has a public access defibrillator.
A bank might seem an odd place to find a defibrillator, but there's one at the TSB in Town Square, Billingham. Pic:
This school in Elwick Road, Hartlepool, also has a public access defibrillator.
When you're a country pub, like The Three Horse Shoes, at Cowpen Bewley, near Billingham, a public access defibrillator is an excellent idea.
Another sports club with a public access defibrillator, the rugby club is in Catcote Road, Hartlepool.
Another community facility which has a public access defibrillator, provided by Wolviston Parish Council, at 14 High Street.
You'll find a public access defibrillator at the civic centre in Victoria Road, Hartlepool, should you ever need one.
Another pub which has a public access defibrillator is The Spotted Cow, on The Green at Elwick Village.
Overlooking the coast, the CIL dominates the skyline with its magnificent views towards the historic Headland, and the Burbank Street facility also has a public access defebrillator.
As a place which hosts lots of community activities, it makes good sense for the centre in Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, to have a public access defibrillator.
The fire station in Durham Street is in a predominantly residential area, and you will find a public access defibrillator there, in case the retained crews aren't present.
Another centre at the heart of the village, this community hub in Front Street, Hart Village, completes our list of places with public access defibrillators.