Chinchilla RSL receives life-saving equipment
THE Chinchilla RSL has been gifted a tool that could save lives.
The RSL was given a defibrillator last week, courtesy of Cameby Downs Mine.
Cameby Downs Mine environmental and community coordinator Helen Cole said it came about after some employees were at the RSL for training and noticed the venue didn’t have one.
Ms Cole said the business decided to supply the defibrillator and offer training for RSL staff.
RSL treasurer Graham Pollock said it was a generous offer.
“We unanimously decided that it would be a great thing for the club, so we welcome it,” he said.
While it is better to have someone trained using the equipment, Ms Cole said anyone could use a defibrillator in an emergency.
“They are all automated, so it will talk you through the steps,” she said.
“When you open it up it has a little diagram that shows you where to put things so anyone can use it.”
Mr Pollock thanked the business for the support.
“Ongoing training’s going to be important for us, I would say we definitely intend to get all the staff know what it’s for and how to use it.”
LIFE SAVER: RSL Treasurer Graham Pollock, Cameby Downs Mine environmental and community coordinator Helen Cole, and health, safety, and training advisor Cameron Gillott, and the RSL's Judi Giles.