Dr Christian Rowan MP, the State Member for Moggill, has donated a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Moggill State Emergency Service, adding to the life-saving and emergency-response capabilities of our local SES.
Together, with President of the Moggill SES Support Association, Wayne Pitt, and other volunteers, Dr Rowan said the addition of a new AED was essential life-saving emergency equipment.
“The Moggill SES is integral to our local area, and community safety, and every tool should be at their disposal when responding to emergency situations.
“You never know exactly what you’ll encounter in an emergency situation, and as a Specialist Physician myself, I understand just how critical every second is particularly when you have to respond to someone suffering Sudden Cardiac Arrest.” Dr Rowan said.
Receiving the AED on behalf of the Moggill SES, Mr Pitt offered his thanks to Dr Rowan.
“On behalf of the Moggill SES I’d like to give a big thanks to Dr Rowan not just for this donation, but also for his many years of support to our group.
“To be able to now have an AED as part of our equipment is fantastic. It’s the type of equipment that you definitely want to have, but hopefully should never have to use.”
Following the donation by Dr Rowan, the Liberal National Party has announced its own life-saving policy of putting an AED in every Queensland school if elected in 2020.
LNP Leader, Deb Frecklington MP, said the policy is a potential life-saver.
“For every minute that passes without CPR or an AED, the chance of survival drops by 10 per cent.
“Schools host a variety of community events for parents, teachers, students and local residents, and AEDs will be available in the case of an emergency.
“These AEDs could be used at swimming meets, cross-country events and athletics carnivals.
“You can’t put a price on jump-starting someone’s heart.” Ms Frecklington said.
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