Batu Kawah Riverbank Park: S’wak’s first park equipped with automated external defibrillators

Tan Kai placing the AED into its storage box at the Batu Kawah Riverbank Park.

KUCHING, Dec 15: The Batu Kawah Riverbank Park is the first park in Sarawak equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for emergencies.

Donated by Yayasan OBYU, it is a concerted effort to enhance community safety and emergency preparedness by the local community with vital emergency equipment that can significantly increase the chances of survival in sudden cardiac arrest.

The Malaysian Red Crescent Stampin Branch also provided the community with comprehensive public cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) awareness training sessions.

Through a series of public CPR awareness training sessions, community members will be able to learn life-saving techniques, including hands-on CPR, proper AED usage, and essential first aid procedures. Certified instructors will conduct these sessions to ensure widespread participation.

A Batu Kawah Riverbank Park security guard participating in the CPR and AED training.

Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Tan Kai, who officiated the handing over ceremony of the equipment, recently said the council believed that every individual should have access to life-saving equipment and knowledge that can make a crucial difference in emergencies.

“With AEDs provided in key locations and sustainable CPR awareness training to the public, we aim to create a safer and more prepared community,” he said.

He added that the initiative not only aims to increase the accessibility of AEDs but also seeks to empower community members to act swiftly and confidently during critical moments.

For more information about the upcoming CPR awareness training sessions, please get in touch with Malaysian Red Crescent Stampin Branch at 082-419041 or email — DayakDaily