Defib in Your Street

New Community Program

Defib in Your Street

Creating the safest places in Australia to have a sudden cardiac arrest with 24/7 defibs and free training.

Defib in Your Street aims to make the Suburb of Reservoir the safest place in Australia to have a sudden cardiac arrest.

St John first aid training - trainer and students

Get trained in CPR

3,000 free places in CPR courses that result in the accredited qualification HLTAID009 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation held at a venue in Reservoir.

Fundraise for a Defibrillator

Would you like to organise a fundraising drive to buy a defibrillator for your community?

Host a Defibrillator on your property

Over 80% of sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home. Defib in Your Street aims to place Defibrillators in the middle of where people live – in residential areas, on the streets and in front yards. 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest 

  • Over 6,500 sudden cardiac arrests occur in Victoria per year. 80% of these arrests happen in the home. 
  • Sudden cardiac arrests have a low survival rate of between 6-12% in Victoria. The percentage has been decreasing recently due to the pandemic.
  • Only 1% of people that have sudden cardiac arrests receive bystander defibrillation. 
  • CPR within the first 6 minutes of sudden cardiac arrest, coupled with use of a defibrillator, increases the survival rates to over 50%. 

Defibrillators in Reservoir

This map shows the areas of Reservoir that are currently within 400m of a 24/7 publicly accessible defibrillator. We aim to have defibrillators within 400m of every resident by the end of 2022. If you are interested in hosting a defibrillator, please let us know.

24/7 publicly accessible defibrillators are currently located at:

  • 12 Bartrop Street, on the front porch (Residential address)
  • 64 Glasgow Avenue, on the left wall of the front porch (Residential address)
  • 2 Lipscomb Court, on the front porch (Residential address)
  • 43 Kinsale Street, on the front porch (Residential address)
  • Reservoir Train Station, beside the kiosks near the pay gates
  • 15a Delaware Street, on the front porch (Residential address)
  • 2c Cuthbert Road, at the main entrance (Reservoir Neighbourhood House)

You can also find information regarding defibrillators near you at the Ambulance Victoria defibrillator registry

Thank you to all community groups, families and individuals that are hosting 24/7 publicly accessible defibrillators. 

What free training can I receive?  

St John Ambulance Victoria is offering a variety of free training opportunities to residents of Reservoir and people with a strong connection to the area through family, work, study or leisure. 

Other ways to be involved

Click the + buttons to find out more.

 Join the GoodSAM app to help people in urgent need of first aid.  

Many people’s lives have been affected by experiences with sudden cardiac arrest.  

We are interested in hearing from people in Reservoir who have been affected by sudden cardiac arrest – as a victim, a friend, a loved one, or a bystander. Stories can be anonymous if you wish.

A quick message of support will help the Defib in Your Street Program in so many ways.  

Our Supporters

Defib in Your Street would like to thank the families, individuals, community groups, businesses, and organisations of Reservoir for their strong and ongoing support.  


 

Get More Information

Register for more information for community groups and organisations that would like to get involved in Defib in Your Street.