The deputy leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Simon Spencer, has returned to work after a heart attack and pledged cash to buy more of the defibrillators that saved his life.
Coun Spencer collapsed in his office following a cardiac arrest at County Hall last month and praised staff who rushed to his aid.
He said: “Without the defibrillator and quick reactions of staff, I wouldn’t be here today.
“I cannot thank them enough for what they did but I can make sure that defibrillators are available in more council buildings with staff trained to use them.”
£15,000 has now been set-aside from council funds to buy ten more of the devices for council buildings across Derbyshire, with locations to be confirmed soon.
Coun Spencer said: “This vital kit really does mean the difference between life and death.”