Tuesday, December 1

The TRAM installs defibrillators at the Luceros, Mercado, Marq, El Campello and Benidorm stations


A tram circulating along the Postiguet beach

A tram circulating along the Postiguet beach
Alex Dominguez

The Generalitat has completed the installation of 64 teams of semi-automatic defibrillators at the Metrovalencia (56) and TRAM facilities in Alicante for an amount of 119,765.60 euros, VAT included, which will be used for the leasing, installation and maintenance of these devices for three years. In the TRAM, the stations Luceros, Market, Marq-Castillo, El Campello and Benidorm have one of these devices. In addition, the El Campello workshops will have two defibrillators and the La Marina offices, one.

In addition to the main stations, these semi-automatic defibrillators have been installed in the premises of FGV, such as the workshops in València, Machado, Tarongers in Valencia and El Campello in Alicante, as well as in training classrooms and offices.

To learn the technique and proper use of the devices, the public company has conducted training courses for FGV personnel and security guards, in which 216 people have participated (136 in Valencia and 80 in Alicante).

In this way, FGV adapts to Decree 159/2017 of the Consell, which regulates the installation and use of defibrillators outside the health field in the Valencian Community. The legislation establishes as mandatory the existence of these devices in metro and tram stations with an average daily influx equal to or greater than 2,000 people.O

In this way, 47 Metrovalencia stations will have these equipment. Those in Xàtiva, Colón and Ángel Guimerà, being the ones with the highest number of users, will have two defibrillators, as will the Machado and Tarongers workshops. For its part, the València Sud workshop and the training rooms of the old Palmaret station will have a device.

In the TRAM d’Alacant, the Luceros stations, Market, Marq-Castillo, El Campello and Benidorm they will also have one of these devices. In addition, the El Campello workshops will have two defibrillators and the La Marina offices, one.

The winning company assumes the maintenance tasks of the defibrillator equipment, replace them in less than 48 hours in the event of breakdown or vandalism and give training courses to its employees for their handling, as well as marking the facilities as spaces cardioprotected.

Regarding the location of the devices, they have been installed in watertight metal cabinets equipped with alarm systems. In the case of underground stations, they have been placed in visible areas, at a height of 1.50 meters and they are accessible.

FGV has chosen to install semiautomatic defibrillators, recommended by the State Society for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, since they have a prerecorded voiceover that tells the rescuer to leave before proceeding to the download.

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