15 July, 2020
Third time lucky? Another AED installed at tennis club
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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