Community to get first-hand experience
BIGGENDEN Local Ambulance Committee have big plans for the coming year by holding an open day and purchasing a practice defibrillator machine to educate the public.
At its biennial annual meeting last Thursday a new executive of president, Chris Roberts, vice president Leo Heaton, secretary Kae Dunne, treasurer John O'Brien and committee Lyn Heaton, Moira Thompson, Di Chambers and Helen Hamilton were elected.
Outgoing LAC president Moira Thompson said the group were not there to fund raise but there to support our officers and educate the community.
"Highlights of the year included the celebration of Ambulance Week 2018 with a free sausage sizzle in the main street,” she said.
"A defibrillator purchased by the LAC and housed at the kiosk at Paradise Dam was accepted as a donation by the Biggenden Amateur Fishing Club last October.
"The planting of roses and construction of a timber structure along with the painting of the QAS centre has led to the overall appearance of the complex.”
Secretary Kae Dunn said the LAC continues to give assistance to Dee Creevey, not only as the officer in charge but as educator within the community through her excellent delivery of CPR education to residents, from kindergarten to senior citizens.
QAS director Russell Cooke said Biggenden is an interesting place.
"It's one of MY favourite trips,” he said.
"Biggenden has the least number of issues so the centre runs smoothly.”
He also recognised volunteers with more than 12 months involvement with the presentation of a certificate and badge.