Valla Beach Community Defibribulator (Anderson Park)

Address: 11 Kuta Ave, Valla Beach NSW 2448

A milestone for the Valla Beach Defib project was met on Sunday 12th February 2023 at the Valla Beach Hall. Having installed all seven AEDs in the community over January, a launch and talk by a visiting paramedic was held to educate residents about the defibrillators. Two informative training sessions were held and were very well attended by over 80 local residents. The subjects covered included when to use an AED, how to use it and what to do in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.

The official launch of the project was held at noon and was attended by various local dignitaries and sponsors. The RFS and ambulance service were also represented as well as surf lifesaving and the fire brigade. Each defibrillator now has a “minder” who is responsible for monthly checks and tests and a report is sent to the Defib Project in Sydney. The ongoing maintenance is the responsibility of the Valla Beach community so the defib team will be organising some fundraising events for 2023 soon.

As part of the ongoing facilitation of the project, each residence will shortly receive an information pack with a magnetised map of the locations of the defibs. These will be delivered in the next few weeks by the street coordinators of the Community Led Resilience Team.

For more information please contact Pat Greenwood on 6569 5323 or Julie Collins on 0414 707 575.
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