The Cobar Auto Port Shell Service Station
now has life saving equipment available that
could be used in the case of an emergency.
The service station’s site manager Bec
Crofts, said the life saving equipment, an AED
(automated external defibrillator) was installed
last week with staff receiving training in how
to use it.
“I was fortunate enough to hear Greg Page
(former Yellow Wiggle) talk at our annual
conference earlier this year about how an AED
was used on him and he survived. Greg was
one of the lucky ones,” Bec said.
After his cardiac arrest Greg set up a charitable
initiative called ‘Heart of The Nation’ to
help promote the chain of survival and those
who play their part in it.
Greg said with quick action, an AED can
make a difference in whether a person will live
Heart of The Nation has recently partnered
with the New Sunrise retail food service buying
group to make AED’s more accessible
Steve Carindale, Managing Director of New
Sunrise advised that 400 AED’s would be distributed
to service stations across Australia.
“Cobar Auto Port was lucky enough to be
one of those sites, along with our other two
sites, Coonamble Roadhouse and North Parkes
Driveway,” Bec said.
According to statistics, approximately 20,000
people suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac
arrest and, of those, less than nine percent will
“We can now play our part and hopefully
increase that percentage,” Bec said.