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Dummies give new life

Monday, 6th September, 2010

* Patsy McAvaney, Peter Hynes, St John superintendent Sandra Haring, Jodie Owers (back) with St John cadets Emma-Lee Coff and Kaitlyn Coff. * Patsy McAvaney, Peter Hynes, St John superintendent Sandra Haring, Jodie Owers (back) with St John cadets Emma-Lee Coff and Kaitlyn Coff.

The Democratic Club has breathed new life into St John's by donating two resuscitation dummies to help train volunteers.

The club donated two dummies to the value of $2,236 each to assist with training cadets and volunteer paramedics.
The donation comes at a good time for St John, as their only dummy is close to 15 years old, and the service has treated 114 incidents this year alone.
Superintendent Sandra Haring was "very, very thankful" to the Club for their generous donation.
"It will definitely help with the training of our cadets at St John," Ms Haring said.
"The old dummies are just really dead."
Democratic Club duty manager Peter Hynes said it was just good to give something back to the community.
"The Demo Club is showing support to the community of Broken Hill," Mr Hynes said.
It has a long history of donating back to the community; last year they donated portable DVD players for patients to watch while they were receiving dialysis.
St John cadets recently returned from Molong where several cadets took out titles in the Western Region Cadet and First Aid Competitions.


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