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First Responders Demand Harsher Sentencing After Bray Defibrillator Vandalised.

Community First Responders have called on the government to introduce minimum sentencing to those who vandalise or destroy publicly available defibrillators.

Community First Responders have called on the government to introduce minimum sentencing to those who vandalise or destroy publicly available defibrillators. The call comes after the defibrillator cabinet at Bray Bowling Alley was attacked and badly damaged. This public access defibrillator is managed and maintained by Bray Community First Responders. Bray CFRs erected their first Public Access in 2014 and hope to have the cabinet repaired shortly, but the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is currently available from the reception of Bray Bowl if required in an emergency. CFR Ireland has called for cross party support for the Life Saving Equipment Bill 2017 which would impose a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment, or a €50,000 fine, or both, for those convicted of interfering with a defibrillator or life buoys.

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