See how you can save a life  ….It’s shockingly simple

 Defibrillators are an essential lifesaving step in the chain of survival. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10%.

They are simple to use, very safe and save lives. Although they don’t all look the same, they all generally operate in the same way.

The Public Access Defibrillators(PADs) are designed for people who have had no training, and are housed in a briefcase sized box fixed to the exterior walls of buildings. In Bexhill, there are now 16 PADs.

To help the general public gain awareness and confidence in using them, The Bexhill Community First Responders (BCFR), in association with the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) are organising awareness sessions on Saturday 30th January in the Town centre.

These will be held at the Library and also at New Foundations in Devonshire Rd and will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

No booking is necessary, just drop in and see for yourself how easy they are to use. Just 15minutes of your time could save someone’s life.

On Friday and Saturday, members of Bexhill Lions Club will be around town in their “hi-vis” jackets handing out leaflets to the public, giving details of the sessions.

Bexhill Lions Club President, Paul Fleming said ” We are delighted to be involved in this initiative and to be able to continue our support of both BCFR and SECAmb . We understand how important it is to support the emergency services in their vital roles. We have ben able to provide funding for PADs, a first aid kit(including a defibrillator) to a First Responder, child “distraction” teddy bears to the Ambulance Service and of course, our emergency “Message in a Bottle” initiative”.



Information leaflets will be distributed to all retail outlets in the centre of town for them to display in their windows.


Lion Colin Rands said “We want to encourage at least one member of staff to go to one of the sessions and then feed back to their colleagues what they have learned. Almost everyday a member of the public helps to save a life. It could be you.”



Bexhill’s PADs are located at ………

Beeching Road Bexhill Ambulance Base
Cooden Sea Road Little Common Next to Abbott & Abbott
De La Warr Parade Bexhill The Coast
De La Warr Parade Bexhill The Sackville

(entrance to flats)

Devonshire Road Bexhill New Foundations Estate Agents
Galley Hill Bexhill Coast Guard Look Out
London Road   Pelham Centre

(opp BP garage)

Ninfield Road Sidley Sussex House (next to

Carroll’s Florists)

Old Town Bexhill Manor Barn

(outside gents toilets)

Seabourne Road Bexhill Pebsham Club
Terminus Road Bexhill Police Station
The Colonnade Bexhill Beach Inspectors Office

(seafront prom by the shops)

Turkey Road Bexhill One Stop Store
West Parade Bexhill Sovereignlight Cafe
Western Road Bexhill Cooperative store
Windmill Drive Bexhill Post Office