Published 00:00 on 13 Jan 2019
Wakatere Boating Club was very sorry to hear about the events of last week when the defibrillator at the club was unable to be accessed as a result of difficulties with accessing the lock code.
Wakatere Boating Club purchased the defibrillator and installed it on the outside of the building in a secure locker for use by the local community and beach goers, as well as by Wakatere Club members. The defibrillator was installed so that 24 hour access would be available through a code to be obtained by contacting Emergency Services. This system is widely used in NZ, and the defibrillator was registered, as required, with the Emergency Services and AED location services.
The club has investigated the events of last week. There was a breakdown in the process managed by the Emergency Services.
The club has been in contact with St Johns and has been assured that the issue will not arise again, in the future. The club wishes to pass on this assurance to the local community and regular users of Narrow Neck beach so that they should have confidence that the defibrillator will be able to be accessed if required. The access code will be available through a 111 call. The club would also like to pass on to the community and beach goers, that whenever the club is open, it is always available to provide assistance to the public.
Wakatere Boating Club.
Last updated 02:50 on 17 February 2019