Tak­ing Dubbo’s AED net­work to heart

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By YVETTE AUBUSSON-FO­LEY

OVER 32 Au­to­mated Ex­ter­nal De­fib­ril­la­tors (AEDS) have been in­stalled across Dubbo’s CBD, plus more through in­di­vid­ual or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Orana Mall, tak­ing it upon them­selves to pur­chase and in­stall their own.

“When I went to see Dubbo Re­gional Coun­cil, I spoke to (the mayor) about in­stalling them at the city’s sports fields, and he asked why should busi­nesses have to pay? Within weeks coun­cil were also in­stalling them across town,” Aus­tralian Red Cross trainer Ge­orge Chap­man said.

Con­se­quently, a fur­ther 32 can be found in Dubbo and Welling­ton at coun­cil-owned fa­cil­i­ties.

Busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als have been gen­er­ously sup­port­ing the Red Cross by buy­ing AEDS out­right for Ge­orge to in­stall.

The com­plete list of gen­er­ous donors in­cludes the likes of Robert Holmes Trans­port, Dubbo RSL Club, Club Dubbo and all the Ro­tary Clubs.

The ques­tion of how easy the AEDS are to use is met with a sim­ple re­sponse from Ge­orge.

“They’re made for fools,” he told

By that, he means they are very sim­ple to use. The AED prompts the user ev­ery step of the way with clear and easy spo­ken in­struc­tions.

Do­na­tions on be­half of the Ro­tary Club of Dubbo ap­peal can be made at The South Dubbo Newsagency in Tam­worth Street, Aus­tralia Post’s main of­fice in Tal­bra­gar Street, the newsagent op­po­site Myer in Mac­quarie Street, and the Old Bank Res­tau­rant in Mac­quarie Street.

Bligh Street

zBoothenba Road

z Dubbo Re­gional Live­stock Mar­kets z Robert Holmes Trans­port

Bound­ary Road Bris­bane Street

z The Opp Shop z St Brigid’s Catholic Church

Church Street

z Dubbo Re­gional Coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing

Cobb­ora Road

z Ast­ley’s Plumb­ing and Hard­ware

Tile Power

zCo­bra Street

z Orana Mall Ad­min­is­tra­tion z Red Rooster

Del­roy Park Shop­ping Cen­tre

zErsk­ine Street

z Nita Mcgrath Net­ball Courts

Fitzroy Street

z Bar­den Park Ath­let­ics Com­plex z Bun­cha Rail­way Ho­tel z Dubbo Show­ground

Gipps Street

z Dubbo Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre (still needs fund­ing)

Mac­quarie Street

z Ama­roo Ho­tel

z Bob Jane Tyre Ser­vice

z Bren­nan’s Mitre 10

z Dubbo Square Ad­min­is­tra­tion

z Dubbo Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre

z Mac­quarie Re­gional Li­brary

z Mr. Bean Cof­fee Shop

z Myer Dubbo

z News Ex­tra newsagent

z News Power newsagent

z Na­tional Den­tal Care

z Old Bank Res­tau­rant (still needs fund­ing)

z We Know Travel (by the end of Novem­ber)

Mitchell Street

zMyall Street

zLady Cut­ler Ovals

Dubbo Grove Phar­macy South Dubbo Oval

Terry White’s Chemist

Rain­bow Cot­tage Myall Street Mini Mart

Vic­to­ria Park

z Dubbo Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed

z Fam­ily Day Care Cot­tage

z No. 1 Oval

z No. 2/3 Ovals Club­house

Tal­bra­gar Street

z Aus­tralia Post

z Castlereagh Ho­tel

z Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Cen­tre

z Dubbo Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed

z Kevin Hockey Solic­i­tors

z Pas­toral Ho­tel

Tam­worth Street

zS­ports Fa­cil­i­ties – Dubbo

z Apex Oval

z Bob Dowl­ing

z Geurie Pool

z John Mcgrath Fields

z Ju­bilee Oval

z Lady Cut­ler Ovals

z Nita Mcgrath Net­ball Courts

z South Dubbo Oval

z The Golf Club

z Vic­to­ria Park No. 1 Oval

z Vic­to­ria Park 2/3 Club­house

Vic­to­ria Street, West Dubbo Winge­warra Street

z Mor­risons’ Eye­care z West­ern Plains Cul­tural Cen­tre

Wheeler’s Lane

zTim Ko­er­stz Phar­macy

IGA Su­per­mar­ket Ted’s Milk Bar

Ju­bilee Oval

Why­lan­dra Street/ Newell High­way

Dubbo Golf Club Kin­tyre Vil­lage Es­tate


z Dubbo Re­gional Coun­cil Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing

z Geurie Pool

z Ken­nard Park

z Mac­quarie Re­gional Li­brary

z Pioneer Park

z Ry­gate Park (near Hos­pi­tal)

z Welling­ton Caves

z Welling­ton Se­nior Cit­i­zen Cen­tre

z Welling­ton Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre

z Welling­ton Show­ground

z Welling­ton Pool DUBBO RE­GIONAL COUN­CIL has one less com­peti­tor in the quest to be se­lected as a home base for a Qan­tas Pi­lot Academy.

Tam­worth signed on with Vir­gin Aus­tralia last week to open a world class pi­lot train­ing academy at its air­port, at the same time with­draw­ing its in­ter­est in a Qan­tas academy.

Vir­gin Aus­tralia an­nounced it has been se­lected by Tam­worth Re­gional Coun­cil as the pre­ferred air­line to es­tab­lish a world-class pi­lot train­ing academy in the NSW city.

Tam­worth Re­gional Air­port al­ready has flight train­ing fa­cil­i­ties. It had hosted the Aus­tralian De­fence Force Ba­sic Flight Train­ing School for 19 years, how­ever the school’s con­trac­tor BAE Sys­tems an­nounced re­cently it was leav­ing.

Vir­gin Aus­tralia and Tam­worth Re­gional Coun­cil will pro­vide more in­for­ma­tion on the Vir­gin Aus­tralia Avi­a­tion Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in the com­ing months.


Aus­tralian Red Cross trainer Ge­orge Chap­man with an ex­am­ple of an AED.

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