Ambos welcome two new defibs for Macrossan
THE Port Douglas Restoration Society has donated $4800 to the Local Ambulance Committee allowing the purchase two defibrillators to be placed on either end of Macrossan street.
President of the PDRS, Virginia Donovan said, the society was pleased to be able to support the community.
“We are a non-profit organisation and when we have money left over we like to donate back into the community,” said Ms Donovan.
“It could save someone’s life one day.”
Officer in Charge at the Port Douglas Ambulance station, Ian Day, was happy to be approached by the society for this project.
“We really appreciate the generosity and thinking of us and making this project work and now it’s making us even more determined to get more defibs in accessible places,” said Mr Day.
It was priority for the PDRS and LAC to locate the defibs where they could be accessed 24/7 and in popular areas, like Four Mile Beach and ANZAC Park.
One defib will be placed at the Peninsula Boutique Hotel and the other at the Court House Hotel.
There will soon be signs in place to advise people where the machines are. Anyone can operate them in the event of an emergency.
Ian Day, Michelle Vladich, Danielle Piat, Caroline Lee, Judi Piat, Ginny Donovan, Paul Conley and Solange Ramos