Mooloolah Lodge, in conjunction with a Dollar for Dollar Subsidy from Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland, has donated over $2500 to the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) in Caloundra.
The funds were used to purchase a LAERDAL Resusci Baby with QCPR – a lifelike manikin of an infant which transmits real-time information to a computer to help paramedics hone their CPR skills.
Lodge Secretary Doug Wells said the Lodge was proud to fund such an innovative piece of equipment that will directly benefit the Sunshine Coast community.
“When responding to an emergency every second counts, so supporting our paramedics and making sure they have the latest training equipment is vital,” Doug said.
“Technology has come such a long way. This device will give our paramedics real-time feedback as to how well they’ve administered CPR to the infant manikin, helping them to improve their technique and ultimately save lives when they are faced with a real emergency in our community,” Doug said.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer, Gary Mark, said that he was appreciative to Mooloolah Lodge for thinking outside the box when giving back to the local community.
“Mooloolah Lodge has done some wonderful things for the community on the Sunshine Coast over the years. Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland is delighted to have been able to support them with this important live-saving initiative,” he said.
Photo: Representatives from the Queensland Ambulance Service at Caloundra Michael Metcalfe and Toni Careless (carrying the new Resusci Baby) with Mooloolah Lodge’s Norrie Morris (centre). This is the third year Mooloolah Lodge has donated Laerdal equipment to the QAS at Caloundra.