THE British Heart Foundation charity and the National Lottery's New Opportunities Fund have provided the Shepley volunteers with an automated external defibrillator.
This machine can kick-start a heart back into a normal rhythm after a sudden cardiac arrest.
This defibrillator is one of 70 given to the West Yorkshire ambulance service by the BHF and the New Opportunities Fund for teams like the one in Shepley.
The Department of Health has just handed over the task of placing these defibrillators to ambulance chiefs.
West Yorkshire has 21 defibrillators at four sites in Huddersfield, Leeds and Wakefield Westgate railway station and Leeds-Bradford airport.
By spring this year, 2,300 defibrillators will be in public places across the UK.
* To find out more about the defibrillation scheme or Community First Responders, phone Lee Gray or Paul Stevens on 01924 889889.