It has been installed at the Hazlegrove Service Station and Spar store on the A303 at Sparkford, Somerset, which is open 24 hours a day and is owned by Chartman Group .
The machine cost over £1,000 and staff at the service station earlier this year hosted a fundraising car wash, offering ‘free’ car washes in return for donations towards the cost of the defibrillator.
Local watch co-ordinator Bill Westcott said: “We have over 15 people trained in CPR and defibrillator plus 10 Neighbourhood watch contacts who are willing to fetch and carry. This is an age of increasing self-help and it is felt that even one life saved will be more than worth the cost of a defibrillator. It will provide an added sense of security and confidence in this area.”