New lifesaving equipment for Albany, Denmark surf club volunteers

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Albany and Denmark Surf Life Saving Clubs have shared in $20,000 in Federal Government funding to buy vital new equipment for their volunteers.

Each of the country’s 314 surf clubs were given $10,000 to cover the costs of new lifesaving equipment under the Commonwealth’s Surf Life Saving Australia’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund.

Albany SLSC bought patrol accessories, personal protective equipment kits, rescue boards, two first aid kits, a manikin, and five defibrillator pads with their funds.

Denmark SLS bought six rescue boards, a first aid kit, oxygen resuscitation equipment, patrol accessories, spinal management equipment and a first aid bed.

O’Connor MP Rick Wilson said the funding ensured volunteers were well equipped to keep beachgoers safe.

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“It comes at a critical time because, like many organisations across Australia, surf lifesaving clubs have been affected by a drop in fundraising revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

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