At Defib For Life our mission is to get defibrillators installed in as many community spaces as possible, to ensure that no-one is less than 10 minutes away from one of these life saving devices.
In 2018 The Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group launched its Defibrillator Sponsorship program which resulted in it distributing 17 Cardiac Science G5 Automatic External Defibrillators through Defib For Life to 17 groups within the community.
The Dandenong Ranges Community Bank Group Chairman John Waters said it was great to offer these life saving devices to so many groups in the community.
“These units are provided so that in the case of an emergency they are close at hand and can be used if ambulance is too far away” he said. “We hope they are never used but are pleased that there are now 17 additional AED’s in our community should the need arise”.
Each group receiving an AED will also be given face to face training by Defib For Life.
The recipients of the AED’s included a Riding Club, a Parish, a Bushfire Education Centre, several Primary Schools, a Metropolitan Traffic Education Centre, a Men’s Shed, an RSL Club, a Scout Group, a Recreational and Sporting Hub, CFA and SES outlets and two pharmacies.
“This is a great outcome for our communities and another example of how the community’s banking business produces great benefits,” Senior Group Manager Mike Fleming said.
Defib For Life are so proud to help play a part in this community initiative.