We run a Defibrillator Initiative to provide and manage the upkeep of Community Public Accessible Defibrillators (CPADs) and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) in and around the Knutsford area.

When a patient collapses in cardiac arrest, it is essential that defibrillation is applied within minutes. If it is, then there is a much higher probability of that life being saved. The Defibrillators are fully automatic and are designed to be used by anyone trained in CPR. The use of a Defibrillator is included as part of the Heartstart training course. Trained members of the public have already used several of our Defibrillators in emergency situations around the town.


All the Defibrillators we manage around Knutsford appear on the CROWDSAV App which you can get for Android or Apple phones. This is a handy App to have on your phone and will give you the location of the nearest Defibrillator registered to the App, anywhere in the world.

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CPADs are available 24/7 and mounted in large coloured cabinets on the outside of buildings, some of these are locked, requiring the user to phone the ambulance service to access the door code.


AEDs are located in large, unlocked cabinets within buildings or premises that are only open at certain times.

There are over 30 AEDs already in place in and around Knutsford that we manage and that are available for public use indicated on the map below.


CPADs, available 24/7, are identified by the white Heart within a circle on the map below


AEDs, located in buildings, are identified by a white Cross within a circle on map below