Life saving devices installed in public locations

Media Release 13 September 2021

The City has installed defibrillators in prominent locations in Como, Kensington, Manning and South Perth to improve community safety in public spaces. Five new life-saving devices were installed this month thanks to a $17k grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries through the State Government Election Commitments Small Grants Program. 

Used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, access to a defibrillator can increase a person’s chance of survival in an emergency situation. A defibrillator works by analysing the heart rhythm and recognising abnormalities. The devices are fully automatic and will not allow a shock to be delivered unless necessary.

The City worked with St John Ambulance to determine the most suitable locations for the new defibrillators. The community is encouraged to download the St John Ambulance First Responder App which provides up to date information on the nearest defibrillator in any location. The App also sends GPS coordinates to the operator when Triple 000 is dialed for an ambulance.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said the initiative is important and could save lives. 

“According to St John Ambulance, sudden cardiac arrest strikes approximately 30,000 Australians each year.

“Community safety is our priority and thanks to funding from the State Government we hope to minimise life threatening situations resulting from sudden cardiac arrest by making defibrillators more readily available in the City of South Perth.

“We have installed defibrillators in prominent and highly visible locations at City parks and halls. Residents can be assured that the defibrillators are simple to use, all instructions are provided in the unit and no formal training is required.”

Defibrillator locations

Location Address  
Neil McDougall Park (new)  18 Ley St, Como  Toilet block external wall facing playground.
Moresby Street Hall (new) 4 Moresby St, Kensington Moresby Street Hall external wall near front entrance.
Challenger Reserve (new)
Challenger Ave, Manning South Perth United Football clubroom external wall facing reserve.
James Miller Oval (new) Bradshaw Cres, Manning Manning Rippers Amateur Football clubroom external wall facing oval.
Sir James Mitchell Park (new)
101 South Perth Esp, South Perth Toilet block external wall facing car park.
South Perth Library and  Community Hall
Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth
Hallway between the two facilities outside the toilets.
Collier Park Golf Course
Hayman Rd, Como
On external wall of workshop.
Key pad locked, code available from ‘000’ operator.
George Burnett Leisure Centre
Manning Rd, Karawara
Main foyer at the far end facing the main entrance.
Manning Library 2 Conochie Cres, Manning
On the external wall outside the entrance to the library, near the bike racks.
Key pad locked, code available from ‘000’ operator.
Collier Park Village
16 Morrison St, Como
Hallway near reception.
John McGrath Pavilion
97 Hensman St, South Perth
External wall near the main entrance facing the playing fields. Key pad locked, code available from ‘000’ operator.
Collins Street Centre
Cnr Collins St and Shaftsbury St, South Perth
External wall near the main entrance facing the car park. Key pad locked, code available from ‘000’ operator.
South Perth Senior Citizens
53 Coode St, South Perth
Inside the centre, accessible to staff.
Manning Senior Citizens
3 Downey Drv, Manning
Inside the centre, accessible to staff.
City of South Perth Waste Services and Animal Care Facility
Cnr Hayman Rd and Thelma St, Como
Inside the Waste Services building, accessible to City of South Perth staff.
City of South Perth Operations Centre
Cnr Hayman Rd and Thelma St, Como
Inside the Operations Centre, accessible to City of South Perth staff.
South Perth Civic Centre
Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth
Inside the Civic Centre, accessible to City of South Perth staff.

Download the St John Ambulance First Responder App for locations of all defibrillators. 

 

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