Members of the Howard Men’s Shed are presented with a defibrillator and first aid kit by Councillors Chris Loft, Rolf Light and James Hansen.
Members of the Howard Men’s Shed are presented with a defibrillator and first aid kit by Councillors Chris Loft, Rolf Light and James Hansen.

Defibrillators a boost for safety within community groups

FOUR defibrillators have been bought by councillors to improve safety in the region.

The units were bought from the councillors' discretionary funds.

They will be placed in the Burrum District Mens' Shed (Cr James Hansen), Burrum Community Centre and Toogoom Community Hall (Cr Rolf Light) and the Toogoom RSL (Cr Christ Loft).

A First Responders First Aid Kit will also be placed in Aldershot Community Hall.

"We are gauging support to develop an app that pin points the nearest defibrillator to the user," Community Resilience Portfolio Cr Light said.

"In America people download the app on to their phone and in an emergency find out where the nearest unit is available," he said.

"The first step is to find out where units are located across the Fraser Coast."

In order to bring it alltogether, organisers said it would be appreciated if groups and businesses with a defibrillator could contact Cr Light on 0448 038 891.


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