Rappville publican Jane Fitzpatrick with Social Club President Steve Bennett and defibrullator.
Rappville publican Jane Fitzpatrick with Social Club President Steve Bennett and defibrullator.

Heart safe with defibrillator kept at pub

THE Rappville Pub is doing more than serve beers, it is helping to save lives.

The Rappville Pub Community Social Club recently donated a top of the range heart defibrillator to the community.

The device is stationed at the pub and is available for use 24 hours a day.

Members of the social club raised money through raffles and other fund raising events plus a donation from Tarmac Sawmilling .

Four people will be trained in the use of the defibrillator by St. Johns Ambulance from Lismore.

Two members of the community and two representatives from DTM Timbers will be trained.

The social club also helped send a youngster from Rappville to the upcoming National Athletic Titles in Canberra, helped to upgrade the community hall and have supported the local Rural fire service and the Variety Club.

What To Do

An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a device that gives the heart an electric shock when someone's heart has stopped, called a cardiac arrest.

You can use an AED on children over one year old and adults.

Ambulances have them on board, but using an AED in the minutes before an ambulance arrives can double someone's chances of survival.

So it is up to bystanders quickly to find the nearest defibrillator.

Watch the video and you could help save someone's life.

Go to http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-advice/first-aid-techniques/using-a--defibrillator-aed.aspx

Sourced from St. Johns Ambulance