Defibrillator available to the public
Star FM has a defibrillator for the general public to use in the
event of sudden cardiac arrest.
*We are located at Level 1, 21 Grafton Street, Cairns and are open Monday to Friday.*
The Heart180 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is designed to be used
by anyone, with clear step-by-step voice instructions that can guide
members of the public through the process.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Australia, with those who
suffer a sudden cardiac arrest having a 6 per cent chance of survival in
Australia. However early defibrillation can increase survival to 70 per cent.
The Defib is part of Star 102.7's parent company Grant Broadcasters’
ongoing commitment to providing a safer work environment and continuing to
drive its commitment to being hyperlocal and supporting its local community.
Grant Broadcasters Chief Operations Officer Rick Lenarcic said: “After a
scare with a team member late last year we recognised the importance of
providing and installing defibs across our markets not only for our staff
but also the general public in some remote and also larger regional markets.
“Very happy to partner with Guy and the Heart180 team and even more so the
opportunity for our clients and the general community to get on board and
purchase this life-saving equipment.”
Click here to view more information about the Heart 180 defibrillator.