Registering a Defibrillator

Defibrillation, combined with effective CPR is the only form of treatment for cardiac arrest casualties. Providing treatment within 3-5 minutes of collapse increases the survival chance from 6% to 74%.

Many defibrillators are not known to (registered with) the ambulance services. Registering your defibrillator provides Ambulance Control Centres across the UK with your device's location which is provided to 999 callers when reporting a cardiac arrest emergency.

At the time of the call, Control Centre Staff ensure Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has commenced and will advise the defibrillator's location. This helps to ensure rescues are in line with the Chain of Survival, ensuring chest compressions are delivered whilst a defibrillator is located.

 

What Do I Need to Register my Defibrillator?

To successfully register your defibrillator, you will need to provide your local ambulance service with:

  • Organisation Name
  • Address
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Number and email
  • Location of the defibrillator and door code (if locked)
  • Make, model and serial number of the defibrillator

In the event of an emergency, only the device's location is provided. No information regarding the ownership of the defibrillator is shared.

 

Where do I Register my Defibrillator?

Please contact your local ambulance service directly to register your defibrillator. The information for each ambulance service can be found below.

East Midlands Ambulance Service 
www.emas.nhs.uk
community.responder@emas.nhs.uk

North East Ambulance Service
www.neambulance.nhs.uk
0191 430 2000

South Central Ambulance Service 
www.southcentralambulanceservice.nhs.uk
defib@scas.nhs.uk

Welsh Ambulance Service
www.ambulance.wales.nhs.uk
01745 532900

East of England Ambulance Service
www.eastamb.nhs.uk
defibs@eastamb.nhs.uk

North West Ambulance Service
www.cardiacsmart.nwas.nhs.uk
0345 112 0999

South East Ambulance Service
www.secamb.nhs.uk
pad@secamb.nhs.uk

West Midlands Ambulance Service
www.wmas.nhs.uk
01384 215555

London Ambulance Service
www.londonambulance.nhs.uk
defib@lond-amb.nhs.uk

Scottish Ambulance Service
www.scottishambulance.com
0131 314 0000

South Western Ambulance Service
www.swast.nhs.uk
defibrillators@swast.nhs.uk

Yorkshire Ambulance Service
www.communityresponders.yas.nhs.uk
0845 124 1241

 

If you require further information on registering your defibrillator get in touch with our friendly & knowledgable team by calling 0161 776 7422. Alternatively, fill out our Contact Us form and we'll respond to you as soon as possible.