Driver First Assist has moved one step closer to achieving its pledge to provide an automated external defibrillator (AED) at a fraction of the cost of existing products.
With development and certification completed, the not-for-profit community interest company, which has so far delivered over 7,000 training courses on basic roadside first aid and accident scene management, has launched a crowd-funding appeal to finance the initial manufacturing costs so that deliveries can begin in September.
With the life-saving potential of having a significantly increased number of accessible AEDs beyond question, DFA’s aim, backed by leading figures from the critical care medical community, is to have the £220 (plus VAT) device as ubiquitous as a fire extinguisher is today.
The crowd-funding appeal, which can be seen at www.bit.ly/DFA-defib, is initially targeted at the road transport industry, offering incentives on DFA training courses, designed to count as Driver CPC modules, together with other rewards targeted at individual first-aiders.
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