Funding from UFS Pharmacy's 'Healthier Communities' program was combined with contributions from Maiden Gully IGA’s Community Chest and Community Rewards programs to meet the $2,500 cost of the first unit.
The brigade has used its income from its weekly firewood raffles to buy a second unit.
"Without the generosity of the Maiden Gully UFS Pharmacy, our local IGA and their customers, we could not have deployed two units so quickly," said Maiden Gully brigade Captain David Mustey.
"Two units means that there will always be an AED on the first responding truck, which could be either our Pumper or Tanker 1."
Michael Fleming, CEO of UFS Pharmacies, and Jason Johnson, Manager of Maiden Gully IGA, visited Maiden Gully Fire Station on Wednesday 12 September to officially commission the defibrillators with brigade members.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to both organisations by brigade Secretary Andrew Howlett.
Story by Andrew Howlett
Photo (left to right): Michael Fleming (UFS), Jason Johnson (IGA), brigade Secretary Andrew Howlett and Rowan Powell (UFS).