First of new Kintore defibrillators goes live

Kintore and District Community Council (KDCC) have been concerned for some time about the lack of PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) in Kintore.

New PAD defibrillator in Kintore

Kintore’s only PAD was installed by the Community Council several years ago and is located on the wall of First Photographics in the Square.

At January’s KDCC meeting, a project team led by Kenny Thomson and including Alan Milne – one of Kintore’s First Responders – was set up to look at it.

New PAD defibrillator in Kintore

To kickstart the Project, KDCC provided the finance for two devices, with some of the money coming from profits from the annual fireworks events and other activities. Another two were donated; one by Paradigm Flow Services, Kintore Business Park and the other by a Kintore resident who wishes to remain anonymous.

Following social media advertising, Four different residents or businesses volunteered or agreed to host devices at properties strategically located at Midmill, Hallforest, Kintore School and adjacent to the Co-op on Northern Road.

New PAD defibrillator in Kintore

Despite the restrictions imposed by Coronavirus, local electricians Johnstone Electrical (07736 346337) generously and freely gave time and materials to fit the first device alongside Rod Smith’s house at 41 Hallforest Avenue, at the south side of the roundabout. The defibrillator went live earlier this week. Familiarise yourself with the location, so you know where to go in an emergency.

It is intended the other three defibrillators will be installed very soon and further information will go out when that is completed.


A good result and in common with the activities currently being undertaken for example, by Lend A Hand Kintore demonstrates what can be achieved when community members work together towards common goals.

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