Life-saving defibrillators for Dubbo Electorate
Life-saving defibrillators are being rolled out to Volunteer Rescue Associations (VRA) across the state following a NSW Government grant.
Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Minister for Emergency Services David Elliot today officially handed over four life-saving defibrillators to representatives from the Dubbo, Narromine, Mudgee and Gulgong VRA squads at a presentation ceremony in Dubbo.
“I’m thrilled to see these new defibrillators being installed across NSW,” Mr Grant said.
“VRA members can often be the first on the scene for medical emergencies and these will be an important tool in helping to keep our community safe.
“We know that the earlier defibrillator is used when someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest, the better their chance of survival.”
“It’s very pleasing that such initiative is taking place as the wellbeing of every individual is imperative and not something to be taken for granted” Mr Grant said.
The NSW VRA is made up of specialist rescue operatives working for their communities in over 58 locations across NSW.
VRA responds to road crashes, marine rescues, vertical rescue, marine rescue, wilderness rescue, and ski patrols.