|Community groups in the Huon can borrow a defibrillator or AED (Automated External Defibrillator) from the Living Boat Trust to use at their own events or excursions. When someone has a cardiac arrest, each passing minute can decrease the chance of survival by 7% – 10%. So early access to an AED is critical according to Ambulance Tasmania.
In the Huon, community groups can often be in remote or in difficult to access places. Having an AED machine with you will increase a person’s chances if they are far from an ambulance or medical care. The Living Boat Trust goes on boating expeditions to places only accessible by boat, and so understand the need to carry an AED, and know what to do.
The loanis free for the benefit of residents of the Huon Valley. However, a small donation is appreciated to help maintain the batteries, pads and this community service by the Living Boat Trust.
To book the AED:
The Living Boat Trust thanks Ambulance Tasmania for the AED, and the Huon Valley Council for the special protective carry case.