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There is a defibrillator at East Gresford on the wall of Foodworks for use in a heart attack emergency. There is also a list of people trained to operate it.

What to do:

1. Ring 000
2. Keep the patient going using CPR and get a helper or two
3. Ring someone on the list below

Note: The defibrillator is only to be used if the patient has stopped breathing.
If there is a faint breath, keep CPR going.
CPR info – http://www.ambulance.nsw.gov.au/Community-Info/First-Aid/CPR.html

Defibrillator operators

Below are the names and telephone numbers of people who are trained to operate the defibrillator. The names are organised so that the closest person’s telephone number appears first.

Kelly Hojer
4938 9224 (shop) , 0409 929779 (mob)

Sue Forbes
4938 9378 (post office) , 0428 389 378 (mob)

Daniel Cherry
4938 9204 (Stewart Everett Mitsubishi)

Jim George
4938 9559

Judy Evers
4938 9577

Stephen Moore
0411 406 522

Martin Addison
4938 9424

Carolyn Addison
4938 9424

Harvey Collingwood Boots
4938 9145

Lee Chapman
0423 226 421

Rob Thornton
4938 9566

Jennifer Gell
4938 9346

Juliet Osbourne
4931 5235

State Emergency Service


Emergency calls for flood and storms – 132 500

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer-run emergency and rescue service. Major responsibilities are for flood and storm operations, the SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in rural parts of the state. This includes bush search and rescue, evidence searches (both metropolitan and rural) and other forms of specialist rescue that may be required due to local threats.

Fire emergency – dial 000

Fire and Rescue NSW info  http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/index.php
Rural Fire Service info  http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/
Fire Permits info  http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=1114

Fire permits for the Gresford district
Gresford Rural Fire Service captain, Neville Lawrence, mobile: 0427 389 569

Ambulance – dial 000

Local ambulance

Mary Street Dungog
Phone 000

Police emergency – dial 000

Local Police

East Gresford Police Station
14 Durham Road East Gresford
4938 9436

Dungog Police Station
86 Lord Street Dungog
4992 3004

Maitland Police Station
3 Caroline Place Maitland
4934 0200

Police Assistance Line 131 444  web – http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/?a=6947
All non-life threatening incidents such as malicious damage, break and enter, lost property etc should be reported.

Crimestoppers 1800 333 000  web – http://www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au
Report criminal information anonymously.

000 (freecall)


Police – Fire – Ambulance – primary national emergency number in Australia

can be called from any fixed or mobile phone and certain VoIP services
Dial Triple Zero (000) for police, fire or ambulance if:
• someone is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help
• your life or property is being threatened
• you just witnessed a serious accident or crime.

Triple Zero (000) will NOT connect you to the State Emergency Service

112 (free call)

international standard emergency number
112 is the GSM international standard emergency number which can only be dialed on digital mobile phones. 112 can be dialled anywhere in the world with GSM coverage and is automatically translated to that country’s emergency number.

106 (free call)


national text-based emergency service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment
call 106 using a textphone (TTY) or a computer with modem access, to request police, fire or ambulance assistance. For more information about how to make a 106 call go the National Relay Service

911 – use 000

911 can NOT be used to call Emergency Services in Australia

Maitland Hospital

550 High Street Maitland
4939 2000
40 minutes drive – 40 km from East Gresford
Emergency department

Dungog & District Community Hospital

60 Hospital Hill Road Dungog
4995 7000
25 minutes drive – 26 km from East Gresford
doctor is on call

The Medical Practice

245 Dowling Street Dungog
4992 1739
25 minutes drive – 27 km from East Gresford

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