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Help save a life
It might be someone you care for
Barry Thompson, Mount Colah Football Club 2017 Club President, has led a special project to successfully obtain a grant for defibrillators for Foxglove, Parklands and Berry Park Ovals.
Mount Colah Football Club has partnered with local clubs Hornsby Touch and Northern Districts Little Athletics, with the support of Hornsby Council, to bring these life saving devices to our local sporting venues.
What is a defibrillator? *
A defibrillator is a life-saving device used to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a condition that occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops pumping due to a sudden knock or an underlying medical condition. When a defibrillator analyses the heart rhythm and recognises an abnormal rhythm, it will decide whether a shock is required to be delivered or not. A defibrillator is also known as an automated external defibrillator (AED) or simply a ‘defib’.
- Each year, SCA strikes approximately 30,000 Australians. Unfortunately, fewer than 5% survive, often because help cannot reach them in time. The average ambulance response time is between 9-14 minutes.
- SCA is not gender or age specific.
* Ref: St John Ambulance