SCAS say the sooner a person is shocked with a defibrillator the better their chances of survival.
If a person is shocked within one minute of collapsing their chances could be as high as 90 per cent but if they are left for more than ten minutes it is reduced to just five per cent.
It is also vital to get help, phone 999 and give the person chest compressions.
Daily Echo reporter Rebecca Pearson learns how to use a defibrillator
Pre-hospital responder Mark Ainsworth-Smith said: “We would totally support all schools to have immediate access to defibrillators. Everyone knows where their local school is and the idea is for the community to have access to them.
“We know that the quicker the patient gets access to a defibrillator the better. They’re so simple and they tell you exactly what to do.
“These machines are so advanced that it will recognise when someone does and doesn’t need to be shocked.
“The defibrillators are fantastic but two other things that will help save the patient’s life is calling for help early and having the confidence to do chest compressions.
“Chest compressions will pump blood back to the brain, the heart and other organs so that gives you time. If we did no chest compressions the person may suffer irreversible brain damage after just a few minutes.
“If you do nothing, that person is going to die so by doing something you’re giving them the best chance of survival.”
SCAS has launched an AED locater iPhone app which will map the nearest defibrillators inside Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Paramedics have backed the Daily Echo's Save a Life in Schools campaign
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