Tag Archives: Australia AEDs

Football AEDs: $150,000 pledged in Victoria

The Casey Weekly news site reports that $150,000 in private funds has been pledged to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for football clubs in Victoria, Australia. A map of the campaign to put AEDs at football clubs throughout Victoria. An AED campaign with the slogan “Defib your club, for life” began May 28. It marked the one-year anniversary of […]

Defibrillator sales rep uses her AED to save her husband’s life

Many husbands refer to their wives as “life savers,” but in Peter Marton’s case it’s literally true. On June 10 Marton, a Honda specialist, was with a group of friends enjoying an after-work outing at go-kart track near Sydney, New South Wales. His wife, Catherine Rees, was sitting in the grandstand at Easton Creek Karts […]

Sydney rail station AED rescue: Man’s heart was restarted 7 times [VIDEO]

When 52-year-old Harri Paananan collapsed and died from a heart attack at Redfern rail station in Sydney, Australia, the train station manager grabbed an automated external defibrillator (AED) and saved his life. RailCorp station manager Tom Baghdadi and transit police officer Paul Philipp attached the pads of the station’s Powerheart G3 AED. The defibrillator diagnosed a shockable condition […]

Drownings spur Australian community to get AED and AED training: Cardiac Science for the week of March 29

Drownings spur Australian community to get AED and AED training CPR and AED training in Ballina, New South Wales (Photo: Ballina Shire Advocate online) It takes an ambulance as much as 25 minutes to reach communities on the south side of the Richmond River in Ballina, New South Wales — far too long to be […]

Heart defibrillators installed in the Hastings, NSW

Council administrator Gary Payne, Port Macquarie airport manager Lane Dechaineux, Nolen Turner, and St John Ambulance’s Ewan Barlin examine a Powerheart AED G3. Funds raised at the annual Black Tie and Barefoot Ball in the Hastings, New South Wales, this year paid for seven Powerheart automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the community. Powerheart G3 AEDs […]