Fundraising for life saving equipment

Posted on 5 April 2021

Fundraising can feel like a daunting task – particularly if you have what you perceive as a large target.  However, a lot of defibs and cabinets for communities are obtained through local fundraising. Perhaps someone has needed lifesaving…

Different ways to finance a defib & cabinet

Posted on 29 March 2021

There are many ways to finance a defibrillator cabinet in your community, or even a bleed control kit, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to be able to offer this lifesaving equipment…

The Importance of Basic Life Support & AED training

Posted on 22 February 2021

Every year in the UK, 60,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals. Less than 10% of people experiencing cardiac arrests in the community survive. Yet survival rates in the community, can be as high as 75% when an…

A Catastrophic Bleed injury

Posted on 30 November 2020

Even with a pandemic hitting 2020 hard for over 8 months of the year, knife crime is still on the rise.  During the second week of lockdown at the end of March 2020, in separate incidents – 9…

What is a bleed control cabinet & kit?

Posted on 16 November 2020

Help stem a catastrophic bleed We recently installed a bleed kit and cabinet on Hurst Street in Birmingham in conjuction with the West Midlands Police and Ambulance Service, the Daniel Baird Foundation (DBF) and Southside District BID team. …

A UK First!

Posted on 16 November 2020

The first ever Bleed cabinet and kit installed in Birmingham Designed to prevent people from bleeding to death while paramedics race to the scene, the UK’s first bleed control cabinet was installed in Hurst Street, Birmingham on Thursday…

Reflective defib cabinet stickers

Posted on 12 October 2020

Is your defib cabinet looking a little tired? Writing/Logo peeling off?  Looking a bit battered by the elements?  If it’s still in good working order, why not spruce it back up with one of our brilliant reflective stickers!…

Guest Blog – First Aid Training

Using a defibrillator for the first time
Posted on 5 October 2020

Our guest blog writer this week is Mike Taylor from Abacus First Training.  We asked him to write a blog on the need for defibs and cabinets in community areas such as sports centres and workplaces, and he…

Customising your Turtle defib cabinet

Customise your cabinet
Posted on 25 September 2020

Turtle Cabinet Accessories Here at Turtle we think customising your cabinets to the needs of the company or community is really important.  So based on that, we provide a Turtle cabinet – heated or unheated, locked or unlocked,…

Our new AED trainer unit

Posted on 15 September 2020

Training defibs – (re)familiarise yourself with an AED Defibrillators in schools, offices and local communities are a great idea, vital even.  However, do you have enough people trained on using them?  Perhaps some volunteers have moved house, left…

No electricity supply for your outdoor cabinet?

See insulation inside
Posted on 31 August 2020

Here at Turtle Defib Cabinets we have developed an insulated, water tight outdoor cabinet suitable for areas where there is no electricity supply.  Whilst this isn’t as ideal as having an electricity supply – in some situations that…

Why have a heated cabinet?

The temperature control for the heating system inside a Turtle defib cabinet
Posted on 17 August 2020

This is a frequent question that we are asked, and the answer is quite simple – it preserves and protects the public defibrillator and any other equipment inside the cabinet. Thermostatically heated cabinets In all Turtle heated cabinets…