A cPAD is a special cabinet on the outside wall of a building so that the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) inside can be accessible 24/7 to anyone in the vicinity who requires it. It means more people can access the device when they need it.
The cabinets have a key code lock and the code is accessed by calling 999 which means the device re-mains secure.
The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a small electronic device designed to allow minimally trained people to provide lifesaving defibrillation (electric shock to the heart) to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
You need to be within 600 meters of a device to be able to access it in time for this device to work. This means we need 1000s of these devices to cover everyone in Yorkshire and The Humber.
We have further advice in 'YAS's Guide to Installing a cPAD' and 'Frequently Asked Questions about installing a Defibrillator', which can be downloaded below.
The Community Resilience Team within Yorkshire Ambulance Service are here to advise you on the best way forward and can be contacted by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org