The Sweetheart Campaign is created to help schools and leaders of groups own and understand the importance of having a defibrillator. 270 children die every year from cardiac arrest and 12 young people die every week. That is nearly one child every day and two young people. A Defibrillator could save these lives. We work in Partnership with Foundation For Jimmy to make every child in the country Defibrillator Protected.
A Defibrillator or Automatic External Defibrillator is a device that shocks the heart back to life and stabilises the heart beat. For every minute a casualty is without a Defibrillator they have a 10% chance of not survival. This combined with CPR will ensure the best chance of survival for a child or an adult.
As teachers or parents you really need to understand that a Defibrillator is a life insurance for your children throughout their whole academic life.
Without a Defibrillator a child will possibly die if they have a cardiac arrest. It does not have to be a cardiac arrest directly, any indirect cause like electrocution, or drowning can bring on a cardiac arrest. Cardiac Arrest can also occur after a Heart Attack.
Unfortunately, it is not law that all schools and places of education must have a defibrillator. We are campaigning and lobbying the government and working with politicians to make this compulsory in the future. Until then you as Teachers, Parents and Leaders must take responsibility and make the difference in your schools. We must ensure that defibrillators are on the premises and ready to use to protect our children’s lives. The School could also benefit from reduced insurance costs as most insurance companies will look favorably on a school with a Defibrillator.
If you’re reading this then you have already started the journey to make a difference and you can make the difference which could potentially save a child’s life by your decision to take action.
Let’s make it happen ourselves with our step by step guide you can self raise the funds to purchase your Defibrillator. The Firefighter Foundation works in Partnership with St John Ambulance. Through our website your can purchase the St John Ambulance Defibrillator and in doing so you will receive free training on its use and on how to perform CPR. St John Ambulance have kindly provided a heavily discounted price for our Defibrillator package to anyone who purchase their Defibrillator through the Firefighter Foundation.
The Defibrillator package. When you purchase a Defibrillator through the firefighter Foundation you will be transferred straight to the St John Ambulance website. The firefighter foundation take no fee or commission from the sale or in anyway benefit. This is to give you peace of mind and ensure you that The Firefighter Foundation is completely financially transparent when encouraging you to purchase. We just want our Community Safe!
Let’s all protect our ‘Little Sweethearts ‘and keep them and our community safe!