Ambulance Victoria has just launched the smartphone app “GoodSAM”, following a successful four month pilot program. Over 1,000 Ambulance Victoria paramedics registered as GoodSAM first responders.
Now thousands more trained professionals are expected to register such as firefighters, lifesavers, doctors and nurses. The app sends an electronic call to these registered good Samaritans and alerts them when a person nearby is in sudden cardiac arrest and where the closest defibrillator is located.
Defib For Life are happy to support this initiative, as we believe that it does indeed take a community to save a life.
If you do own a defibrillator, make sure it is registered with Ambulance Victoria which will then link the information of the location to the GoodSam app.