PUBLIC workers across Almuñecar and La Herradura have been taught how to save lives with a defibrillator.
Almuñecar Council has trained 35 municipal workers in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), which will allow a fast response in cases of sudden cardiac arrest, according to Citizens’ Safety councillor, Juan Jose Ruiz Joya.
The two-day training course has been conducted by the company Gesalus cardio and was also attended by members of the police force and fire brigade.
With a total cost of €16,000 the devices were purchased back in July and were placed at municipal facilities including at the Sports Centre Francisco Bonet, the Civic Centre in La Herradura, the Las Tejas municipal stadium and two patrol vehicles belonging to the Local Police, amongst other locations.
These spaces were chosen as the events they hold are usually attended by large numbers of people.
“This measure is aimed at improving the chances of survival in the case of a possible heart attack,” finished the councillor.