Defibrillator Training In Opoutere


Opoutere Now Has A Defribillator

A Community Invitation to all

Proposed Defibrillator Training June 2nd 2019

Current situation

Opoutere now has a cardiac defibrillator installed at Elizabeth Savage’s section, 301 Opoutere Rd. It is housed an easily recognisable rectangular red metal box (approx. 30 x 50 x 12cm in size) that has a white heart on the front.

Thanks to Neil Graham for organising the defibrillator, supported by ORRA, to the Onemana Fire Brigade lead by Jo Adams, Chief Fire Officer who generously donated the box to house the defibrillator and to Liz Savage for allowing her property to be the recognised accessible site for the device.

Next Steps

Jo Adams (FENZ,) is very keen to get a wider group of locals trained as soon as possible in how to use the Defibrillator and in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), through a St Johns accredited trainer. While we do have a number of people with the needed skills currently, we need to extend the number to guarantee better coverage of our community if people are away/ busy.

Defibrillator and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) Training by Felix from St Johns is proposed:

Date: Sunday June 2, 2019

Time: 10.00 a.m.- 12 .00 noon

Place: Tawa Tawa Lodge, 82 Opoutere Road

Cost Koha- Gold coin donation for St Johns

Jo Adams needs to know asap if this training opportunity has sufficient support to run this weekend. Also numbers may need to be limited depending on the response.

Names and numbers need to be confirmed with me by Friday 31st at 12 noon


*Visit the NZ Heart Foundation for more information on what a heart attack looks like.*

Thank you

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