Stawell now has its fourth publicly-accessible life-saving AED machine after Monaghan's Real Estate donated the device to the town.
The device is located at Monaghan's Real Estate after they decided to purchase the device to improve the town's wellbeing.
After discussions with Stawell Ambulance branch acting team manager Kim Hayes, the business then decided to place the machine outside for everyone to have 24-hour access in case of an emergency.
Ms Hayes said public access to the device would make a massive difference in trying to save lives.
"It is imperative because for every minute that something isn't done for a person in cardiac arrest there is 10 per cent less chance of survival," she said.
"I guess the big thing here is it is for the whole community to use because it is located outside.
"So if people can provide immediate assistance with CPR and AED, then that gives the patient the best chance of survival and gets it started, and we can arrive and take over; it is absolutely pivotal that happens.
"We are not like Melbourne, where there are lots of paramedics around and lots of AED's around, so we rely on the community a bit more to help us.
"From an ambulance perspective, we are very grateful to like Monaghan's Real Estate to buy this for everyone to use, and it is in our best interests to have everyone who has had a cardiac arrest get the same care.
"I am really grateful for Monaghan's for making such a community-minded decision."
AED's or automated external defibrillator's can be critical in saving someone who is in cardiac arrest, with their use, combined with early CPR and calling 000, improving the chance of survival by almost 70 per cent.
About 18 Victorians have a cardiac arrest each day, and only one in 10 will survive.
Anyone can use the device by accessing it at Monaghan's Real Estate and using the instructions included inside.
The AED installation comes as Ambulance Victoria embarks on a campaign to recruit 5000 GoodSAM Responders statewide.
GoodSAM Responders are community members who are willing to save lives by starting hands-only CPR while an ambulance is on the way.
Responders have an app on their phone that will sends an alert if someone nearby has suffered a cardiac arrest.
The GoodSAM can accept and start CPR, and use an AED if available, until paramedics arrive and take over.
Anyone 18-year-old or older can become a GoodSAM.
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