"I believe Dubbo is now a heart-safe city."
That was how Australian Red Cross first aid trainer George Chapman finished his speech after installing the 100th defibrillator in Dubbo.
The final automated external defibrillator was installed at the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday, after more than a year of fundraising.
Each defibrillator cost $3300.
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Mr Chapman thanked all of the people who had been involved in promoting and fundraising for the live-saving devices. He said the four rotary clubs donated six of the AEDs and the RSL Club donated three.
Council has also played a big role in making Dubbo "heart-safe".
"From the day in early February when I met with Ben he has shown the greatest of support," Mr Chapman said.
He's an extraordinary man who does extraordinary things and Dubbo is absolutely indebted to him.Mayor Ben Shields
"I am sure he is responsible for Dubbo Regional Council installing well over 30 defibs in council buildings and sports fields both here in Dubbo and Wellington."
While Dubbo may be heart safe, the campaign has not finished yet.
A defibrillator will be installed in all six villages around Dubbo and another two or three will be installed in Wellington.
Cr Shields said the money and awareness Mr Chapman had raised was "extraordinary".
"He's done Dubbo such a service, it's really hard to put it onto words. To know that people have such a better prospect of surviving a catastrophic heart failure is such a great thing for Dubbo," the mayor said.
The city has become safer thanks to the AEDs in high-traffic areas.
"It really took someone like George to get this done. He's got it in his character the persistence of this man is extraordinary. he just keeps going and going and going," Cr Shields said.
"He's an extraordinary man who does extraordinary things and Dubbo is absolutely indebted to him."
The campaign has also been pushed through the media.
"It should also be noted that Mark Vale, 2DU's breakfast announcer, was George's co-conspirator. His continual promotion of it on radio was extraordinary too, it was able to bring a lot of money in. It's almost Batman and Robin between the two of them," Cr Shields said.