Chinchilla RSL re­ceives life-sav­ing equip­ment

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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.”

PHOTO: BROOKE DUN­CAN

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.

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