DIRRANBANDI: The St George Lions Club president Calum Carson is proud of the effort the club had made to be able to donate a defibrillator to the Dirranbandi Police Station.
Funds from the club and an Australian Lions Foundation grant helped purchase the device, which was presented to the station on Tuesday.
The St George Lions Club received a $1300 grant from the ALF and chipped in the remainder to make the $2600 purchase price.
“The club had raised money from manning the Dirranbandi Show gates earlier this year and we thought purchasing the defibrillator would be a great way to support the community,” Mr Carson said.
Queensland Police Service Sergeant Shelly Robinson thanked the St George Lions Club for its support.
“The defibrillator will provide the community with additional vital emergency medical support when an ambulance was not available,” Sgt Robinson said.
“It will be located on the police station veranda and will ideally be used by those who have undergone training in its use.”
VITAL TECH: Celebrating the donation are (from left) John Bjorksten, Shelly Robinson, Calum Carson and Helen Corones.