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Ararat backs Shocktober


Ararat district residents can register their Automatic External Defibrilla­tors, AEDS, and sign up as a ‘GOODSAM’ Responder this ‘Shocktober’.

Ambulance Victoria’s Shocktober campaign is aimed at improving cardiac-arrest survival rates.

The service is urging people to sign up to GOODSAM, a life-saving app that connects people in cardiac arrest with a nearby volunteer who is willing to start hands-on CPR while an ambulance is on the way.

Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Tim Harrison said the council encouraged organisati­ons to register their AED through the Ambulance Victoria website.

“If you are a business, school or community organisati­on and have an AED, consider placing it in a visible location outside so it can be easily accessible,” he said.

“The council has several publicly accessible units, including at the Ararat Town Hall, libraries and the fitness centre.”

He said people could register at registermy­

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