New device to help save lives
The Leeman/Green Head St John Ambulance Sub Centre has purchased state-of-the-art training equipment with the help of a community-funded grant.
The $2000 grant, which was donated by the Leeman/Green Head Community Resource Centre, was put towards the cost of an advanced resuscitation training manikin worth $3800.
Leeman/Green Head Sub Centre vice-chairman Geoff Angwin said the manikin was a useful piece of equipment that provided the latest technology in resuscitation training. “It covers that whole scope of resuscitation,” he said. “The main thing it’ll be used for is training St John volunteer ambulance officers but we’re also looking at going out into the community and doing some CPR training.”
Mr Angwin said the manikin would make it possible to provide the Leeman and Green Head communities with vital training on how to use an automated external defibrillator.
The funding was raised through the Leeman/Green Head Community Resource Centre’s Trash 2 Treasure Community Grant Scheme.
Mr Angwin said Trash 2 Treasure was a community recycling venture in which donated household items were sold in a community shed behind the Leeman Roadhouse. At the end of each year the proceeds are granted to eligible not-for-profit community groups.
Mr Angwin said anyone interested in volunteering with the Leeman/Green Head Sub Centre should call recruitment officer Peter Skippings on 0427 924 506.
St John Leeman/Green Head chairman John Read and vice-chairman Geoff Angwin present a certificate of appreciation to Community Resource Centre co-ordinator Gaynor Lindsay. The sub centre presented the certificate to the Community Resource Centre last Thursday to thank them for their generosity.