01 October 2016: #FindTheDefib during Shoctober! CardiacSmart is delighted to be spearheading NW Ambulance Service's #FindTheDefib campaign once again during #Shoctober! For the next month, we need your help to find as many AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in our communities as possible and tweet a selfie of them, together with the location using the hashtag, #FindTheDefib Last year we had an unprecedented response to our appeal and had 5,864 tweets from the public, celebrities, businesses and schools which found 686 defibs across NW England, the UK and as far away as North America and Hong Kong! We were unaware of 290 of them and added them to our system so that we can now send members of the public to them in the event of a cardiac arrest in our communities. Thanks to you, our CardiacSmart Lifesavers! This year, Shoctober is going national! We’ve spoken to our friends at Ambulance Trusts from across the country to get involved and support us in our mission to #FindTheDefib – with more people on the lookout, we’ll be expecting to find hundreds more hidden defibrillators helping more and more lives to be saved! We want to hear from you! If your life has been saved by an AED or you know someone else whose life has. We want to showcase how amazing these machines are by showcasing real stories of lives that have been saved. Get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org The countdown is over! During October we’ll be asking you to forget your Pokemon hunt and get on the hunt for defibrillators. Once you find one, take a selfie with you and the defib and send it to us by Facebook, Twitter or email and tell us where you are in as much detail as possible using the hashtag #FindTheDefib! We want to see lots of fun selfies with big smiling faces! Spread the message and encourage your friends and family to take part too, the more selfies, the more lives can be saved!