The Malta Independent 15 August 2018, Wednesday

Parents donate defibrillator to St Joseph School, Sliema on Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 15:28 Last update: about 7 months ago
Mr Adrian Friggieri presenting the defibrillator to the head of St Joseph School Sliema (Junior) Mrs Mariucca Fenech.
Mr Adrian Friggieri presenting the defibrillator to the head of St Joseph School Sliema (Junior) Mrs Mariucca Fenech.

Valentine’s day marked a very important event for St Joseph School, Sliema as a life saving device used when someone suffers a cardiac arrest – a defibrillator was donated by school parents Adrian and Suzanne Friggieri.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart, through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.

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Friggieri told The Malta Independent that his family donated a defibrillator to the school so that all students and school staff in the junior and senior school can benefit from it should anyone suffer a cardiac arrest. “Training on the equipment will start this week. We are pleased to be able to help ensure health and safety in case of an emergency at school,” he added.

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