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Saving lives locally

A defibrillator can help to save the life of someone who is in cardiac arrest. Other names for defibrillators include a defib, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) or a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD).

A team overseen first by Mid Deeside Community Council and now by Mid Deeside Community Trust maintains the life-saving defibrillators in Aboyne and Dinnet. The Kincardine O'Neil Community Association (KCA) maintains those in Kincardine O'Neil and Dess. Teams of volunteers regularly check the defibrillators to make sure that they are ready if needed in emergency. The defibrillators are registered on the National Defibrillator Network which is known as 'The Circuit'.

Help is needed with the checks, and also with the cost of replacing batteries, pads and keeping the defibrillator software up to date. If you can help by offering your time or by supporting us with maintenance costs, whether by a one-off donation or by regular sponsorship, please complete the feedback form at the bottom of this page (click here).


If you can offer your time to help check the defibrillators in our area, or can offer support with the costs of maintaining the defibrillators, please let us know. If you are a local business, you may like to sponsor a defibrillator to help ensure that it will always be available when needed in an emergency. Contact us using this form to let us know how you can help or to find out more information.

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