East Fremantle CONTINUES TO expand Community First Responder resources

Updated March 2020

The Town of East Fremantle continues its commitment to improving community safety and resident resilience and is proud to have one of the highest ratios of defibrillators to residents in Western Australia.  

Through community collaboration, over the past two years East Fremantle has increased the numbers of external Defibs (easily accessible 24 hours a day) from zero to 11.

Town of East Fremantle Defibrillator Location Map

Town of East Fremantle Defib Fact Sheet

If you are interested in familiarising yourself with how to use a defibrillator, in case of emergency, there’s a informative St John WA video online, “Don’t Be Afraid To Defib”.  
Visit this link to view the video 

Community members are also encouraged to download the free St John Ambulance First Responder app. Visit the St John Ambulance website here for more information.

The app has a range of resources:

  • First Aid Instruction Guide – helping you to treat a range of injuries and illnesses;
  • GPS Triple Zero Calling – calling 000 from the app will send your GPS coordinates direct to the St John State Operation Centre, making it easier for an ambulance to locate you;
  • Defibrillator Locator – showing all the defibrillator locations near you;
  • Medical Servicer Locator – highlighting the nearest medical centres and emergency departments;

Another feature is its unique first responder capability.  The app allows qualified first aiders to sign up as a first responder and be notified when someone has called 000 for an ambulance within 500 metres of their current location in order that they can provide assistance.