Machines for clubs
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.