Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has welcomed the installation of a new defibrillator at Terrigal Haven provided to Tarragal Outrigger Canoe Club under the former Liberal National Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Program.
“This new life-saving device will play a big part in keeping not only the members of Tarragal Outrigger Canoe Club safe, but also the wider community using the Haven for recreational purposes.”
“There are already a number of places across the Central Coast where these life-saving devices can be found, and I’m proud that Haven is the newest location for this device.”
Louise Vangestel, President of the Tarragal Outrigger Canoe Club said the installation of the new defibrillator was an important addition for the community.
“Heart issues can affect any one of any age, so we also felt it very important to have it available for the community, as well as for our youth and veteran programs which we will be rolling out over the next year.”
In a display of community spirit, the Canoe Club partnered with Heart of the Nation and Mounties Group to donate weatherproof housing for the new defibrillator.
Greg Page, Founder and CEO of Heart of the Nation said having AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) accessible on a 24/7 basis is incredibly important as sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime.
“We commend Tarragal Outrigger Canoe Club for making their AED accessible to the public, so it has the greatest chance of saving a life.” Mr Page said.
John Dean, Mounties Group President said that Tarragal Outrigger Canoe Club is taking a significant step towards ensuring wellbeing of its members and visitors.
“The quick access to life-saving equipment like an AED can make all the difference in critical moments, and we’re pleased to be able to help Heart the Nation and the Canoe Club with ensuring this device is properly fitted” said Mr Dean.