Resuscitation training

Waitati Volunteer Fire Brigade member Paul Clements

“Hands-on” defibrillator and resuscitation training sessions are being planned in Waitati.

Waitati Volunteer Fire Brigade member Paul Clements, speaking at a Waikouaiti Coast Community Board meeting at Waitati Hall last week, said the brigade was planning on running two fundraising events of defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training sessions in Waitati.

He hoped the board would provide funding to hold the sessions.

Board chairman Alasdair Morrison said if a funding application was lodged the board would consider it.

Later in the meeting, the board distributed the following funding:

  • $837 to Waikouaiti District Museum to buy a bar fridge and microwave for the kitchen in the new museum building.
  • $750 to create a memorial for the late Joel Vandenberg to recognise the contribution he made to the community.
  • $675 for the printing of the Blueskin News community newsletter.
  • $600 for the printing of the Progress of Waikouaiti Area newsletter.
  • $240 for 30 bottles of hand sanitiser used during lockdown.