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Saved by the binman

Refuse collectors could soon be saving lives as well as the planet. Staffordshire Moorlands councillors are proposing that waste trucks in their area carry defibrillators, the electric shock pads used by paramedics, to provide additional support to ambulance staff. Binmen employed directly by the local authority will be trained on the lifesaving equipment that restarts heartbeats after an attack. The area is on the northern-most tip of Staffordshire and has the largest ...