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
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.
4938 9224 (shop) , 0409 929779 (mob)
4938 9378 (post office) , 0428 389 378 (mob)
4938 9204 (Stewart Everett Mitsubishi)
0411 406 522
Harvey Collingwood Boots
0423 226 421
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 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
East Gresford Police Station
14 Durham Road East Gresford
Dungog Police Station
86 Lord Street Dungog
Maitland Police Station
3 Caroline Place Maitland
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.
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
550 High Street Maitland
40 minutes drive – 40 km from East Gresford
60 Hospital Hill Road Dungog
25 minutes drive – 26 km from East Gresford
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