Life saving boost for Emergency Services

Emergency services volunteers across the State will be better equipped to respond to medical emergencies in the course of their duties, with 31 new defibrillators for trucks and units around NSW.

Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said one of those will go to the SES at Wellington.

“This is tremendous news for the Wellington team, which plays a vital role in keeping our community safe,” Mr Saunders said.

“I am delighted to be presenting a $2,500 grant to the Wellington unit, for the purchase of a defibrillator for its medium rescue vehicle.

“We continually see how hard our emergency service workers fight to keep us safe when disaster strikes, and with a record $1.7 billion budget, they will get every resource they need,” he said.

Mr Saunders was on hand with the local members when they hosted the ‘Wellington Wombats’ Cave Rescue exercise at this time last year, with around 230 SES members from across the state converging on Wellington.

“It was a brilliant event, really well run by the local team, and although it couldn’t be held this year due to Covid-19, I know there are big plans for 2021,” he said. “I also know the Unit Commander Sharleen Edwards and her entire team is very excited to be getting this vital new piece of equipment.”

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