18 NOVEMBER 2021
Kerr Support Helps Renfrew FC
Score New Life-Saving Kit
Renfrew Football Club is delighted to have scored a new piece of life-saving kit. The Gold Community Level Club based at New Western Park in Renfrew, has acquired a portable defibrillator thanks to a sizeable donation from local compressed air specialists, Kerr Compressor Engineers.
Speaking on behalf of Renfrew FC, Will Johnston – Club Secretary said; “A massive thank you to Ian Kerr of Kerr Compressor Engineers for the kind donation which has helped the club obtain a new portable defibrillator. This means that we will always have a machine on site at New Western Park as well as both our men’s and ladies teams being able to take one with them on away journeys.” He continued, “These portable devices are life savers that hopefully we will never have to use. A big thank you must also go to William Graham of ‘Got2bsafe’ for the training provided on CPR and the correct use of the new defibrillator. Thank you gentlemen, your help and support of the club is very much appreciated.”
Founded in 1912, Renfrew FC is very much a community club with both a men’s and ladies senior team plus a total of 15 youth teams. Playing in Conference B of the West of Scotland Football League, the men’s senior team is currently sitting 6th in the table while the Renfrew Ladies team is currently sitting second and just one point off the top of the Scottish Women’s Championship South – Football League table.
With regard to the new life-saving piece of kit, for many years, defibrillators were only used by medical professionals to treat victims in sudden cardiac arrest. However, with advances in technology and the development of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), these lightweight, battery-operated, portable devices are now much more accessible and the ability of defibrillators to save lives is so widely recognised that people once trained to do only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can now also be trained to use portable defibrillators. The AED device itself is used to help people suffering sudden cardiac arrest. After electrode pads are applied to the victim’s chest, the defibrillator analyses the victim’s heart rhythm. If a shockable rhythm is detected, the portable defibrillator can either deliver an intense pulse of electricity (a shock) to the heart muscle or direct the responder to deliver the shock in order to restore a normal rhythm.
Speaking on behalf of Kerr Compressor Engineers, Cameron Kerr – Director said; “Sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere and to anyone and on behalf of everyone at Kerr Compressors, we are pleased to be able to support Renfrew Football Club and to have helped the club acquire this new portable defibrillator and the technology that could help to save someone’s life.”
Compressed air specialists in Scotland for over 40 years and 5 Star rated on Google, Kerr Compressors provide expert, professional assistance and advice for all makes and types of air compressor and compressed air equipment. Kerr’s specialist compressed air engineers are multi-skilled, factory trained and have a wealth of experience of installing, servicing and maintaining compressed air systems.
Pictured from left to right (above): Allan McCafferty – Match Secretary * • William Graham – Got2bsafe Training • Ian Kerr – Kerr Compressor Engineers • Tom Johnston – President * • Stephen Rundell – Committee Member * • Will Johnston – Club Secretary *
* Renfrew Football Club
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