The Council operates a scheme which provides a number of Defibrillators in the town and there are also a couple which are not owned by HTC. We thought it would be helpful to outline what to do in case of an emergency where someone has suffered a suspected heart attack.

1. In the first instance, dial 999.

2. The trained operator on the other end of the phone will assess the situation from the details you give them.

3. If needed, the operator will say where the nearest Defibrillator is to your location.

4. The operator will give you the correct code to gain access to the Defibrillator.

5. Clear and concise instructions are provided in the box and the operator will stay on the phone to talk you through the process.

The Defibrillators are situated at the following locations:

Herongate Leisure Centre, Charnham Park

Herongate Leisure Centre, Charnham Park

Peter Stirland Garage, Bridge Street

Peter Stirland Garage, Bridge Street

Hungerford Library, Church Street

Hungerford Library, Church Street

Tri-service Station, Church Street

Tri-service Station, Church Street (defibrillator owned by RBF&RS)

CPI Ltd, Hungerford Trading Estate, Smitham Bridge Road

CPI Ltd, Hungerford Trading Estate, Smitham Bridge Road (defibrillator privately owned)

Royal British Legion, Church Way

Royal British Legion, Church Way

One Stop Shop, Fairview Road

One Stop Shop, Fairview Road

John O'Gaunt School, Priory Road

John O'Gaunt School, Priory Road