Latrobe Council funds new training equipment

Port Sorell SLSC will be delivering a series of free public CPR workshops for our community over the summer, thanks to the support of Latrobe Council.

Latrobe Council has generously funded the purchase of four new CPR manikins through its Community Grants Scheme, enabling the club to deliver these important skills sessions to our community members.

The new manikins provide real-time feedback to the participant and trainer and will assist the club to ensure that its volunteer surf life savers have the skills to provide High Performance CPR before surf lifesaving patrols commence on Saturday 4th December.

“9 in 10 people don’t survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.  Early, effective CPR is critical in the chain of survival, so the more people we have in our community who know how to perform CPR the better” noted the club’s Training Manager, Neil Hargreaves, “Over 70 of our volunteer surf life savers are trained in CPR, but we would like to offer this opportunity to maximise the number in the community who have the knowledge to assist others in their time of greatest need.”

Though CPR is a skill that we hope that we never need to call upon, it is important that the club engages its community in CPR training so everybody will know what to do in the event that their loved one or a stranger on the street has a cardiac arrest.

Community groups and businesses are welcome to contact the club if they would be interested in an informal session to practise CPR.

The first free public CPR workshop will be held at Port Sorell SLSC on Sunday 14 November.  Further details, and a list of other dates, can be found on the Port Sorell SLSC Facebook page.