Tell us about your defib

A defibrillator also known as a ‘defib’ or automated external defibrillator (AED) can mean the difference between life and death for the victim of a sudden cardiac arrest. The chance of survival can be tripled by providing a person in cardiac arrest with early defibrillation.

In order for the North West Ambulance Service to be able to map the areas where AEDs are needed and to establish the locations of existing AEDs, we ask all organisations, businesses and schools, big or small, to tell us about the location of their AEDs. This will assist the 999 call taker to advise the caller of the nearest AED in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. 

You can tell us about your defibrillator location by completing form below. This will allow us to direct members of the public to your defib in the event of a medical emergency happening nearby. They will be able to come and collect the defib, take it to the patient and use it on them to try to save a life.

You can complete the form by clicking: Tell us about your defib. You will need to allow your desktop/laptop/tablet/mobile phone to access your device's location, so it can set your defib's position on the map.

There are two types of AED locations: CPAD and Static.

CPAD: A Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) is when the AED is put in an external, locked cabinet in the community that can be opened with a code provided by the 999 call taker should it be needed.  If you are placing a CPAD in your community, it is essential that you contact us prior to the installation and are fully aware of our local procedures in relation to CPAD's.  

Static: A static AED is placed inside a building and is available for as long as the building remains open, eg. in an office or shop between 9am - 5pm.

Please note the details provided are for information only, with no transfer of responsibility to North West Ambulance Service of privately owned AEDs. By completing this form you agree that North West Ambulance Service can direct members of the public in certain emergencies to access the equipment.

It is important to ensure that your AED is checked regularly to maintain a good condition and is accessible at all times during premises opening hours. If you are registering a CPAD please ensure that the AED and cabinet are checked regularly and there is 24 hour accessibility to the cabinet. It is important that all your staff and visiting members of the public are aware of its location and that there are people on site that are trained in how to use it.