POTENTIALLY lifesaving machines have been installed throughout a town.

Crook Rotary Club, supported by Three Towns Partnership, have installed three defibrillators in Crook, ensuring they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Club officials and on-call firefighters officially unveiled the latest to be installed– on the outside of the community fire station.

All three can be accessed by dialling 999 giving the location of the cabinet to the ambulance service who will provide the keypad access code. The defibrillator itself will give instructions on how to use it.

Crook Crew Manager Peter Chisholm said: “Protecting and preserving life is at the heart of everything we do as a fire and rescue service, so it seems fitting that the rotary club have chosen to situate this vital piece of equipment for the community to use, at our station.”

Rotary Club President Don Taylor said: “Nothing has given me more pleasure than purchasing and installing these defibrillators in Crook as part of service to the community.”

Pic l-r: Firefighter Shane Wright, Crook Rotary Club President Don Taylor, Crew Manager Peter Chisholm & Rotary Club Community Chairman Alan Cartwright