Grant Broadcasters rolls out life-saving defibrillators at all stations
As part of Grant Broadcasters’ ongoing commitment to providing a safe work environment and also additional services to the community, we are pleased to announce the finalisation of the Heart180 defib rollout across our network of radio stations.
Australians now have access to defibrillators in all Grant Broadcasters radio stations across the country in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.
All radio stations will also soon provide a trained first aid responder who can operate the Automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The AED is also designed to be used by anyone, with clear step-by-step voice instructions that can guide members of the public through the process.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Australia, with those who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest having a 6 percent chance of survival in Australia. However early defibrillation can increase survival to 70 percent.
Grant Broadcasters continues to drive its commitment to being hyperlocal and supporting its local community.
Grant Broadcasters Chief Operations Officer Rick Lenarcic said: “After a scare with a team member late last year we recognised the importance of providing and installing defibs across our markets not only for our staff but also the general public in some remote and also larger regional markets.
Very happy to partner with Guy and the Heart180 team and even more so the opportunity for our clients and the general community to get on board and purchase this life saving equipment.”