De­fib­ril­la­tors on of­fer

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Lo­cal sport clubs are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for a life­sav­ing de­fib­ril­la­tor and vol­un­teer train­ing through a Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment pro­gram.

The De­fib­ril­la­tors Sport­ing Clubs and Fa­cil­i­ties Pro­gram, which has now opened its fourth round of ap­pli­ca­tions, aims to equip more clubs with an au­to­mated ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tor and pro­vide es­sen­tial train­ing so peo­ple are ready to act and save lives.

Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Jaclyn Symes said de­fib­ril­la­tors were a vi­tal link in the chain of sur­vival, and along with CPR gave car­diac ar­rest vic­tims on and off the sport­ing arena a bet­ter chance at sur­vival.

‘‘Ac­cess to a de­fib­ril­la­tor, along with peo­ple trained in first aid and CPR, is cru­cial to sav­ing lives,’’ she said.

‘‘In a life-threat­en­ing sit­u­a­tion ev­ery sec­ond counts and peo­ple in north­ern Vic­to­ria de­serve the best chance at sur­viv­ing a sud­den car­diac ar­rest.

‘‘I urge all coun­try sport and re­cre­ation clubs to con­sider ap­ply­ing for a de­fib­ril­la­tor through this fan­tas­tic pro­gram, and if they re­ceive one they should regis­ter with Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria to en­sure

❝I urge all coun­try sport and re­cre­ation clubs to con­sider ap­ply­ing for a de­fib­ril­la­tor . . .❞

the de­fib­ril­la­tor is cor­rectly in­stalled and rel­e­vant peo­ple trained to use it.’’

Ap­pli­ca­tions are open now and will close on De­cem­ber 22.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to ap­ply for the De­fib­ril­la­tors for Sport­ing Clubs and Fa­cil­i­ties Pro­gram, visit

Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Jaclyn Symes

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