Defibrillators are becoming more common around the South Burnett – thanks to the generosity of local organisations such as Rotary – but would you be confident enough to use one in an emergency?
These AEDs – “automated external defibrillators” – are designed for lay people to use, with simple audio and visual commands to follow.
Kingaroy Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) chairman John Box said even though the life-saving devices were simple and safe, people had told him they would be afraid to try.
For this reason, the QAS and Kingaroy LAC are planning to hold CPR and AED awareness training sessions for the general public.
The first will be held on Saturday (December 21) outside the Bank Of Queensland branch in Kingaroy Shoppingworld.
QAS and LAC trainers will be there from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
“Families of all ages are encouraged to come down for this free, education, life-saving lesson to see how easy it really is to save a life,” John said.