Roebourne police gifted defibrillator
Roebourne Police Station has been equipped with a defibrillator as part of the Wickham and Roebourne St John Ambulance sub centre’s rollout of the life-saving gear across its coverage area.
Roebourne Police Station officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Gemma Hennigan said it was an important piece of equipment, though one she hoped would not have to be used.
“Whilst we’re waiting for the professionals to come or to transport patients to hospital this will be very useful,” she said.
Wickham and Roebourne St John Ambulance community paramedic Paul Willett said it made sense for first responders to be equipped with the right gear.
“It was highlighted in the past couple of months that the Roebourne police were first responders to a lot of scenes and incidents in the area and they were lacking a first aid defibrillator in the station,” he said.
“So as a part of our ongoing support of the community, St John’s have donated a $2000 Heartstart Defibrillator for the use of the police in emergency situations.
“That’s ongoing support with St John’s and Woodside, who donated five of these defibrillators in total now throughout the community.”
As the police station operates 24 hours, the defibrillator will be accessible at all times.
Roebourne police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Gemma Hennigan, right, with St John Wickham and Roebourne community paramedic Paul Willett and chairwoman Michelle Schut.