New pieces of life saving kit have been unveiled in three city centre locations.
The new cardiac defibrillators have been bought by Preston Council and they will be located in Preston Bus Station, Preston Market and the Harris Museum.
Each defibrillator cost £750 and the locations have been chosen with help from the North West Ambulance Service in the hope they reach the maximum number of people.
These new cardiac defibrillators will add to the defibrillator already installed at Preston train station and are part of a network set up to enable 999 operators to direct people to the closest cardiac defibrillator in an emergency situation.
A number of Preston City Council staff will be trained to use the new defibrillator machines, with 35 members of staff already booked onto the training.
Both West View and Fulwood leisure centres already have defibrillator machines.
Meanwhile Emily Hatsell, 22, from Penwortham, near Preston is fundraising for a further cardiac defibrillator after a relative passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
Emily has currently raised £650 of her £880 target.
The defibrillator she buys will be located in the Pavilion in Avenham and Miller parks and it is hoped that it will be installed by Christmas this year.
The three new pieces of kit, which the council bought from Cardiac Science, will be in the market office, the bus station office by gate 29 and in the museum.
Mayor of Preston Coun Veronica Afrin said: “It’s fantastic that this vital equipment has been installed in Preston.
“It will help improve chances of people surviving cardiac arrests greatly.
“I urge people to donate to Emily’s fundraising to secure a further machine for Avenham and Miller parks.”
To donate to Emily Hatsells’ fundraising efforts contact her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Defibrillators are only to be used when someone is having a cardiac arrest, it will not shock if it can feel a heart beat it will instead instruct you to do CPR.
When someone goes into cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10 per cent.