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March 8, 2021

Heart-starting idea: Federal’s new defibrillator

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Federal now has access to a defibrillator, thanks to Byron Shire paramedic Sarah Black.

Stacey Wiseman told The Echo Ms Black raised the idea after having to attend to two elderly people suffering heart-related incidents on two separate Federal movie nights over the last 12 months.

‘While Sarah was not on duty at the time and enjoying the night out with friends, she assisted with these incidents. 

‘After the idea was floated by Sarah, the Federal community rallied together and funded the much-needed piece of equipment. Sarah has placed the defibrillator – attached outside the Federal Store – in its cabinet last Friday.

‘Lessons will be conducted on its use in the near future,’ says Ms Wiseman.


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