New defibrillator on hand at Arms society

3 March 2022|Community News| Off Comments off on New defibrillator on hand at Arms society|

THE Historical Arms and Military Society of Tasmania (HAMST) has been able to equip its new Glenorchy clubrooms with a life-saving defibrillator, thanks to a grant from the Premier’s Discretionary Fund.

The defibrillator is a welcome addition to the club and ensures the ongoing safety and wellbeing of members and guests of the society.

Based in Main Road Glenorchy, the Historical Arms and Military Society of Tasmania has more than 100 members and is actively involved in the community, reliving military history through research, re-enactments, displays and commemoration of significant events.

HAMST president Steve Denholm said the defibrillator has now been installed in the society’s clubrooms, and thanked Independent Member for Clark Kristie Johnston – who helped acquire the funding – and the Tasmanian Government for their generous assistance.

“Although we hope to never have to use the defibrillator, it is very reassuring to members and guests that use the clubrooms,” he said.

Ms Johnston reiterated the importance of defibrillators for community organisations such as HAMST.

“I was very pleased to assist HAMST to purchase this essential piece of equipment,” she said.

“It is well-known that defibrillators can be the difference between life and death should someone suffer a cardiac arrest.”

Plenty of information about the Historical Arms and Military Society of Tasmania and its activities can be found at

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