A shopping centre is to become one of the first in the region to benefit from a new national scheme aimed at cutting the number of heart attack related deaths.
As part of a £6 million initiative, Touchwood in Solihull will be equipped with three heart defibrillators.
A team of trained staff will be on hand to use the equipment if any visitors suffer a cardiac arrest while at the centre.
The defibrillators have been donated by the British Heart Foundation, which has given a total of 90 machines to West Midlands Ambulance Service as part of the National Defibrillator Programme financed by the Big Lottery Fund.
Andrew Parkinson, the centre's manager, said: "This is first-class community collaboration and a partnership that Touchwood is delighted to be involved in.
"The safety and wellbeing of our guests is always our primary concern and we are delighted to be the first site in the West Midlands to benefit from the defibrillator programme."
In Britain, seven out of ten cardiac arrests occur outside hospital and only two to three per cent of people survive.
But using a defibrillator, which administers an electrical shock to restore the heart's beat, gives patients an improved chance of survival.