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Defibrillator for Historical Arms and Military Society of Tasmania

By February 15, 2022No Comments

A grant from the Premier’s Discretionary Fund has enabled the Historical Arms and Military Society of Tasmania (HAMST) to equip its new clubrooms in Glenorchy with a life-saving defibrillator.

The defibrillator is a welcome addition to the club and ensures the ongoing safety and wellbeing of members and guests of the society.

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, who helped acquire the funding, reiterated the importance of defibrillators in community organisations such as HAMST.

“I was very pleased to assist HAMST to purchase this essential piece of equipment.  It’s well-known that defibrillators can be the difference between life and death should someone suffer a cardiac arrest,” Ms Johnston said.

HAMST President, Steve Denholm, said the unit has now been installed in the society’s clubrooms and members were very appreciative of the grant.

“Although we hope to never have to use the defibrillator, it is very reassuring to members and guests that use the clubrooms.  Many thanks to Kristie Johnston and the Tasmanian Government for their generous assistance,” he said.

The Historical Arms and Military Society of Tasmania, which has over 100 members, is based at 322 Main Road Glenorchy and is actively involved in the community through reliving military history through research, re-enactments, displays and commemoration of significant events.

The society has a comprehensive website and if you would like to be part of its military history, don’t hesitate to the view the site for details.

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