The defibrillator at the pavilion has now been installed thanks to Craig Vanderlaan from Social Cricket. Craig has also made a personal donation to cover the shortfall from the funding and we thank him for this.
Craig is contacting representatives from local sporting clubs to organise training in how to use the defibrillator.
In the meantime the instructions are on the front of the box. In an emergency dial 000 where you will be provided with a pin code to unlock the box so the defibrillator can be used.
There are many online videos that show how easy these machines are to use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFvL7wTFzl0
In the event that you suspect someone has had a heart attack don't hesitate to: dial 000, get the pin and unlock the box!
According to St John's 'Defibrillation is most effective when carried out within three minutes of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA); its effectiveness diminishes by 10 percent for every minute that passes before defibrillation. Response times for most ambulances in Australia are well outside the critical few minutes in which the victim’s life can be saved. Good CPR helps to prolong the time during which effective defibrillation can be achieved'.
Step 1: Turn the defibrillator on by pressing the green button and follow its instructions.
Step 2: Peel off the sticky pads and attach them to the patient’s skin, one on each side of the chest, as shown in the picture on the defibrillator.
Step 3: Once the pads have been attached, stop CPR and don’t touch the patient. The defibrillator will then analyse the patient’s heart rhythm.
Step 4: The defibrillator will assess whether a shock is needed and if so, it will tell you to press the shock button. An automatic defibrillator will shock the patient without prompt. Do not touch the patient while they are being shocked.
Step 5: The defibrillator will tell you when the shock has been delivered and whether you need to continue CPR.
Step 6: Continue with chest compressions and rescue breaths until the patient shows signs of life or the defibrillator tells you to stop so it can analyse the heartbeat again.
Make yourself familiar with the location of our lovely new defibrillator - you never know when you might need to use it.
The box has a number of security devices including and alarm and a tracking device to keep it safe. It contains simple instructions written and visual on how to use it.
For more information on locations of other defibrillators in and around Perth, visit