Sav­ing lives

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■ THREE sports clubs in Mur­willum­bah can now pur­chase life-sav­ing tech­nol­ogy to help peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing car­diac emer­gen­cies. Lis­more MP Thomas Ge­orge pre­sented the fed­eral grants to the clubs last week as part of the Lo­cal Sports De­fib­ril­la­tor Pro­gram. “Sport is vi­tal part of the Mur­willum­bah com­mu­nity’s so­cial fab­ric and we need to make sport as safe as pos­si­ble,” Mr Ge­orge said. “For Far North Coast Hockey, Mur­willum­bah Ri­fle Club and the Tweed River Hockey Club all now have ac­cess to a de­fib­ril­la­tor. The first eight min­utes af­ter a car­diac ar­rest is vi­tal to giv­ing peo­ple the best chances of sur­vival so I rec­om­mend all the clubs in our area to ap­ply to this grant pro­gram.” The pro­gram will re­main open for ap­pli­ca­tions from now un­til May 2019. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Lo­cal Sports De­fib­ril­la­tor Pro­gram, visit www.sport.nsw. gov.au/clubs/grants/ de­fib­ril­la­tor.

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