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Third time lucky? Another AED installed at tennis club

Flagstaff Team

Back in business… Ngataringa Tennis Club committee member Janine Jones with the new defibrillator

Ngataringa Tennis Club last week installed new security cameras, just in time for the arrival of a new defibrillator. It is the third automated external defibrillator (AED) to be sited in a box outside the club.

One was stolen in 2018, and another $2000 unit taken and vandalised last year. The club has since then had the use of a refurbished loan AED.

The original AED was used to save a man’s life on the nearby Navy sports grounds, just days after it was first installed.

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board recently gave the club $1000 towards the new AED. That covered half the cost, with donations from club members and the community helping to make up the balance.

Having quick access to a defibrillator can make a life-saving difference for someone who has stopped breathing or has had a heart attack.

This article originally appeared in the 14 August 2020 edition of the Flagstaff. Read online here.

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