Sporting clubs save lives

30 Nov 2017 Corryong Courier, Corryong VIC (General News) A number of North East sporls clubs recently received a deflbrillator and training under the state governments Deft brill a tors for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program and Member fur Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, is encouraging others to apply for the life-saving equipment. Defl brill a tors at local sports clubs keep players safe, spectators protected, and are a vital tool for the community, she said. In a life threatening sudden cardiac arrest every second counts and bystanders play a critical role. Without a defibrillator close by, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is somewhere between two and live per cent. When a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes, the rate of survival can rise to 70 per cent. when emergency strikes, For more information about the defi brill a tors program or how to apply online for future rounds v i sit w w w. spo rt. vic.go v.a u. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.