Killy Cares installs defibrillators
The Killcare community group Killy Cares is installing a number of automated external defibrillators for emergency use in publicly accessible locations across the Bouddi area.
The devices will be installed at locations across Killcare, Hardys Bay, Pretty Beach and Wagstaffe.
Killy Cares committee member Ms Lyndall Jones said these locations are home to a growing population of holidaymakers and permanent residents and the defibrillators could help prevent tragedy in these remote communities.
"Part of the beauty of the area is its distance from civilisation and suburbia which is fine, until someone takes ill," she said.
"The nearest ambulance station is 20 minutes away.
"This could mean the difference between life and death for someone who suffers a cardiac arrest," Ms Jones said.
Formed in 2014, Killy Cares is a registered not-for-profit charity which draws on a skilled and caring volunteer base to support and assist others in the Bouddi community in times of special need.
A key focus of the group has been raising funds to purchase the defibrillators.
Killy Cares has also provided free CPR and first aid training through St John's First Aid to over 100 members of the community over the past three years.
In some cases the defibrillators will be located in publicly accessible areas on private property, while others will be located in businesses and community buildings.
For a full list of locations, contact Killy Cares.
Media release, 18 Jul 2019
Lyndall Jones, Killy Cares
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