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Midlands Business Owners Urged To Store Defibrillators Outdoors

A local group says the value of the device outweighs the possibility of it being vandalised.

A midlands defib group is urging local businesses to install the life-saving device outdoors.

Chair of Athlone Defibrillators, John Dolan, believes fitting the equipment indoors could prevent the opportunity to save a life after hours.

Westmeath County Council is committing to place devices externally, allowing 24-hour access.

The local Fine Gael councillor says the value of a defib outweighs the possibility of the device being vandalised:

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