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Kingaroy Rotary donates lifesaving Defibrilator

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KINGAROY Rotary Club has given out 12 defibrillators all over Kingaroy and now they want to expand to Memerambi and Wondai.

Kingaroy Rotary members Neil Black and Ray Pitt handed over a defibrillator to the Kingaroy Showgrounds and Caravan Park on Wednesday.

"This is the 12th one we've handed out, we are looking at the future as needed,” Mr Pitt said.

He said the club chose the location of each device based on where people congregated in town.

Defibrillators have gone to the library, sports clubs, Kingaroy Shoppingworld, SBcare, golf club, RSL and to the SES in Nanango and Kingaroy.

Kingaroy Showgrounds and Caravan Park's Kevin Pettifer said the park was averaging about 500 people a week.

"It's a very smart device, it talks you through it, you really can't make a mistake using it,” Mr Pitt said.

Mr Pitt said Kingaroy Rotary was looking at other places they could donate defibrillators for town use.

"We have to think about ambulance response times,” Mr Pitt said.

"If it takes more than five minutes for the ambulance to arrive, (they might need one).”

The club raised money for the devices through their sausages sizzles and catering services.

Each device costs about $3000 and talks the user through how to use it.

Mr Pitt said the devices were smart and safe and they would not work on someone unless the device knew they needed it.

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