The RFDS in QLD
Automated External Defibrillators (AED's)
Sudden cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any time. An AED is a portable defibrillator that delivers an electrical current through a collapsed patient's chest which aims to shock the heart back into its normal rhythm. AED's are automated medical devices designed especially for use by people with little or no medical training.
Combined with routine emergency responses of CPR and emergency services calls, using an AED can significantly improve the chances of survival from cardiac arrest, especially in remote areas where medical assistance may not be readily available.
The life-saving AED's have been made available to some communities and stations in QLD thanks to the generosity of employees at Australia’s leading life insurer TAL.
In case of a medical emergency,
please contact 1300 MY RFDS (1300 69 7337)