Our Airmaster SA team have recently supported the Gawler River Country Fire Services (CFS) by donating a defibrillator to the brigade. At a time when many bushfires are ravaging the country, this donation couldn't be more needed.
The Gawler River CFS is a volunteer organisation comprising wholly of members from the local community. The area has a population of around 4,000 with many working on the local farms. The nearest hospital is approximately 40km away, and ambulances typically take anywhere from 25 - 45 minutes to reach those in need.
After cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a person's chance of survival by 10 per cent.
Having a defibrillator at the brigade will, without a doubt, save a life in the very near future.
Presented to long-serving CFS member Greg McDonald by Airmaster SA & NT State Manager, John Meijer, Greg was appreciative of the gesture.
"In the years I have been with the CFS, I have witnessed on more than one occasion that a defibrillator could have helped save a life. With your donation, we are now better equipped to help the community around us."
Special thanks to National Account Manager, Peter MacPherson, for helping to organise this well-appreciated donation.