Life-saving AED at Memorial Hall

An automated external defibrillator - AED - is now available for use by residents and patrons at the Crookwell Memorial Hall on Denison Street.

This life-saving device is for the use of the community, member of the Crookwell Memorial Hall Committee Robert Bill said.

Health: Jenny Painter, Robert Bill and Dallas Atkins and the Memorial Hall Committee install a life-saving AED. Photo: Clare McCabe

Health: Jenny Painter, Robert Bill and Dallas Atkins and the Memorial Hall Committee install a life-saving AED. Photo: Clare McCabe

Theatre productions put on by the Crookwell Amateur Dramatic Society attract large crowds, as well as other events including the Small Business Expo held in August.

It can be used by performers, or their parents and grandparents, Mr Bill said.

The AED automatically diagnoses life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest and can reestablish an effective rhythm. It has simple audio and visual commands which can be followed by most people.

The device is stationed at the hall and is available for groups who use the hall. This is the first defibrillator at the hall and is worth $3100.

The committee will seek a co-funding contribution from other groups that use the hall.