Ma­chines for clubs

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Hor­sham Pan­thers Rugby League Club and River­side Re­cre­ation Re­serve par­tic­i­pants will be bet­ter placed to deal with an emer­gency later this month when they in­stall new de­fib­ril­la­tors.

La­bor Mem­ber for Western Vic­to­ria Jaala Pul­ford said the or­gan­i­sa­tions were among 301 suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants statewide to re­ceive de­fib­ril­la­tors as part of the third round of De­fib­ril­la­tors for Sport­ing Clubs and Fa­cil­i­ties Pro­gram.

Ms Pul­ford said the State Gov­ern­ment was pro­vid­ing more than 1000 life-sav­ing de­fib­ril­la­tors to clubs and fa­cil­i­ties across Vic­to­ria.

“De­fib­ril­la­tors at places such as River­side Re­cre­ation Re­serve keep peo­ple safe, spec­ta­tors pro­tected and are a vi­tal tool for the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“We here in western Vic­to­ria are proud of our sports venues and clubs and their ef­forts to make their en­vi­ron­ment more safe and en­joy­able for all. This fund­ing will help more clubs to have the right equip­ment and train­ing in case an emer­gency strikes.”

The new de­vices will ap­pear on Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria’s data­base, so that triple-zero emer­gency op­er­a­tors will be able to di­rect call­ers to the new de­vices.

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