Noosa World Surfing Reserve, in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife and BCR Medical, national distributors of the Lifepak CR2 defibrillator kits, last week installed the first of a projected five defibrillators outside the Noosa Parks Association information centre and kiosk adjacent to the National Park surf break. The NWSR is negotiating with Parks and Wildlife about the placement of a defib between Tea Tree and Granite Bays to bring both within that crucial three-minute time frame, and with Noosa Council about placements at Noosa Woods behind West Beach.
Said NWSR stewardship council’s Di Cuddihy: “Of course these stations are not just for surfers. There are so many different kinds of park users out on the headland and at The Woods, and all stand to benefit.”
The first station in the National Park was donated by BCR Medical, through its local agent and surfer Brett Roche. Mr Roche said: “We’re delighted to work alongside the Noosa World Surfing Reserve, as we do with our many corporate clients around the country, to help reduce the number of preventable deaths from cardiac arrest. And, of course, as a surfer I’m stoked to be making our sport safer for everyone.”
The NWSR is looking for funding assistance to complete its defibrillator program, so if you or your business would like to “Adopt a Defib” please email email@example.com. For information about BCR’s range of defibrillator products contact Brett Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bcrmedical.com.au
Words by Phil Jarratt