Robe Probus educated by paramedics

SAFE USE: Robe Probus secretary Maria Cooper and volunteer ambulance officer Sandy Moore practiced how to use defibrillators effectively and safely during the Probus Club's most recent meeting.

THE Robe Probus Club recently hosted two special guests from the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) to learn more about the importance of defibrillators and how to use them.

During the club’s meeting last Tuesday, SAAS regional team leader for Robe, Kingston and Lucindale Taylor Martin and SAAS volunteer ambulance officer Sandy Moore demonstrated to members how to properly use defibrillators while providing information on their practical use.

Ms Martin has served the SAAS for the last nine years, before taking the regional roll more than two years ago.

Ms Moore was said to be the longest serving volunteer of the SAAS, racking up 40 years of service for the organisation.

Ms Moore has also received a number of awards, including the National Service Medal, Citizen of the Year award in 1990 and the Lions Club Appreciation Award in 2000.

Members of the Robe Probus Club later participated in a practice session with the defibrillators, which can be now found in several locations within the township of Robe.