A defibrillator has been installed at Elstree and Borehamwood train station.

The event took place on Wednesday November 11 and Mayor Richard Butler was there to unveil the plaque.

Lawrence Stack, of EBRA, brought the defibrillator idea to the Borehamwood and Elstree Community Safety Partnership (CSP) meeting in June.

Cllr Pat Strack, the coordinator of the ‘Defibrillators Save Lives Projects’ said: “With the help from the police and others, we have identified 30 locations in the town where there are gaps.

“Cllr Clive Butchins has mapped all of these and helped identify where defibrillators need to be installed.

“He has designed signs to indicate where defibrillators can be accessed and these will be installed around the town.”

The defibrillator in the station was donated by the Borehamwood Spiritual Centre and Hertsmere Leisure has also provided funding as has the Borough and Town Council.

James Gillett, who ran two training sessions, was also at the unveiling and more training courses will be run so that wherever a defibrillator is installed, people will know how to use it.

Cllr Strack said: “Our biggest need now is to raise awareness among the public about where defibrillators are located.

“Publicity such as the installation launch will help us to reach to the public and capture their attention.”

According to Cllr Strack the community centres, sports clubs and schools will have defibrillators installed in the near future.