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Defibrillator provides security to shack owners

8 December 2015

The placement of a defibrillator at Pieman Heads will provide shack owners and campers some security that should someone in their isolated community suffer cardiac arrest, assistance is available until emergency services arrive.

The new defibrillator was purchased following a successful funding request to the West Coast Council and is located in the Parks and Wildlife shack at the Pieman Heads.

Council has assisted in the provision of four defibrillators around the West Coast in recent years.

“Given the remote location of the Pieman Heads, Council was pleased to be able to assist in the purchase of the defibrillator,” Mayor Phil Vickers said. “Let’s hope it never has to be used, but if an incident does happen it’s great to know the defib is there.”

The Pieman Heads Shack Owners Group will maintain the defibrillator and register it with Ambulance Tasmania’s Early Access to Defibrillation Program. 

Mayor Phil Vickers with Susan Marshall from the Pieman Heads Shack Owners Group

11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467