Answer emergency call
ST John WA is embarking on a mission to register 5000 Community First Responder (CFR) locations in WA by Christmas and they need your help to do it.
The CFR program aims to get defibrillators to cardiac arrest victims before an ambulance arrives, which increases their chance of survival.
There are currently 140 registered CFR locations in the City of Canning.
Each location has its details registered with St John.
When an emergency call is received, the operator is able to direct the caller or bystanders to a nearby defibrillator while an ambulance is en route.
St John CFR manager Sally Simmonds said the aim was to make defibrillators as commonly thought of as fire extinguishers.
“More than 33,000 Australians die from (cardiac arrest) each year and the single biggest factor in improving survival rates is the time taken to administer early CPR and defibrillation,” she said.
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