Good businesses invest for the future

As the End of Financial Year looms there are many ways businesses can use unallocated finances on an investment for the future.

Defib For Life encourage all businesses to purchase and install a life saving leading Automatic External Defibrillator’s (AED) on the market to not only protect your staff, but support your surrounding community.

This investment will not only save a life, but is a fully tax deductible expense that can be spent and recouped almost immediately.

Who is the decision maker in your business that can start making enquiries about purchasing an AED ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your work place? If it’s you, great! Or if you need to pass this vital information on, please do so.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest does not discriminate, but you can make the investment in an AED and ensure your work place is rescue ready.

If you don’t have an AED within your work place contact the team at Defib For Life today on 1300 880 309 we are only too happy to help.

Don’t wait ‘til it’s too late, install a defibrillator now.

Australia’s Future – Make it Local!

This was the theme of the recent National General Assembly of Local Government where Sue Buckman attended as an exhibitor as a representative of Defib For life.

Sue had many beneficial face to face conversations with local Councillors, mayors, general managers and CEO’s representing councils from across Australia.

The theme “make it local” rings true with Defib For Life whose mission is to ensure as many people as possible in public places throughout communities have access to a defibrillator.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone at any time. It doesn’t discriminate.

It is now more important than ever to respond to the demand in the communities to supply more units nationally to sporting clubs, sporting complexes, health clubs, community facilities, schools, corporate offices, government buildings, and industrial facilities.

Sue has been busy at the National General Assembly advocating for relevant legislative change so defibrillators are legally required within these locations.

You too can help out if you like, by writing to your local council and/or elected members and ask them if they are going to invest a small amount of money to make your local community rescue ready!

Have you checked your defibrillator?

A GP has been required to perform CPR twice in three weeks! Luckily both times the victims, players from the Northern Suburbs Football Association  (who both suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrests) were able to be revived with the administration of CPR and then with the use of a defibrillator.

In the first instance the team had forgotten to bring their defibrillator to the grounds. The victim was lucky that there was one at the oval. If this hadn’t been the case, the outcome may have been very different.

This is a timely reminder to us all that we need to check firstly whether your Club has a defibrillator, whether your Club needs an “away” defibrillator and whether your Clubs defibrillator has recently been checked.

The CEO of the Northern Suburbs Football Club knows all too well the importance of Clubs having defibrillators installed. In 2015 and 2016 they had lost a player and an umpire to SCA.

We now have 40 plus defibrillators across our grounds, clubs and teams. Three lives saved in the last 15 months with the use of a defibrillator absolutely critical to survival on each occasion.

“The machines, of course, are useless without the proper intervention of willing first responders and we are very thankful to all of the bystanders who have assisted in each of these incidents. It takes bravery and courage to jump in and act when a life is at stake so we are indebted to Dr John Galicek and all those who have offered their assistance in any of these incidents”.

For your athletes, volunteers, parents, supporters and coaches – don’t wait until it’s too late. Install a defibrillator in your sports club today.