How many speed dates can two girls have! Well, that’s what we call them. Sally and Sue have just returned from National Assembly of Local Government Conference in Canberra where they had worthwhile face to face conversations with General Managers, CEO’s and Councillors representing local Councils from across Australia.
The topics of discussion were centred on “Building Tomorrow’s Communities” – with some great speakers and challenging content.
Our challenge was to right the wrongs that were out there about Automatic External Defibrillators, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the solution of empowering communities to be ready, first responders, even if you do have an Ambulance in your town.
Our message is simple; Defib For Life want to save lives by ensuring as many people as possible throughout the community in public places have access to automatic defibrillation. If you have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (and approx. 33,000 Australians of all ages do each year out of hospital), what are the chances that the Ambulance you need, is near by and actually has an AED on board?
We had one piece of homework for all those we talked to – 1) ask if you actually have AED’s in your communities; if you do, where are they located and does your community know? And 2) if you don’t, don’t wait til its too late, talk to us to see how we can help your community be stronger together by still all being here tomorrow.
We hope that there is a lot more than speed dating chatter that is happening in Council Chambers all across the country this week; real discussion should equal real action.