Maryborough Girl Guides are now better equipped to deal with an emergency, after a new defibrillator was installed at the club’s hall.
The guides hosted an information and training night last week, when the defibrillator was installed, with Girl Guides district manager Lyn Curry saying the equipment is a great asset for the community.
“The hall is used by a number of community groups, including the karate group, training group, the Men’s Shed is doing works at the site and the hall is hired out for events,” she said.
“Having this equipment on hand when an emergency does strike is important. It is easily accessible, especially given the hall’s central location.”
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said Maryborough Girl Guides was among 301 successful applicants across the state to receive a new defibrillator from the third round of the new Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program.
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