7 February, 2024
AED Unit On Herbert Street
An important addition to the main street of Allora is a new automated external defibrillator (AED) located at the front of the Allora Medical Centre.
The AED is a medical device designed to analyse the heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock to victims of ventricular fibrillation to restore the heart rhythm to normal.
In the event of someone having a heart attack, the unit can be easily removed from the wall of the Medical Centre at Allora. It is easy to use as clear audio instructions are given by the unit to ensure that patients can be treated correctly.
The unit has been installed at Allora by the Clifton Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) and is readily accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Clifton LAC has been acquiring and installing a number of similar units across the region covered by paramedics from the Clifton Ambulance Station. All these units will be registered with QAS and are also tracked, if needed.
The local community is asked to be aware of this unit at Allora and if need be to protect it from any damage.
The Clifton LAC will now be fundraising for the upkeep of these units with the one at Allora being supported by Landcare.
One method of raising funds is selling first aid kits and snake bike kits.
Locals will be able to undertake CPR training in Allora which the Clifton LAC will conduct in coming months.
When at the Clifton Show, pay a visit to the Clifton Ambulance stand.