Month: January 2020

Every minute counts…

Greg Page, Australia’s much-loved, original Yellow Wiggle, recently collapsed during a bushfire relief concert. Fortunately a life-saving defibrillator was close at hand, which allowed quick acting nurse (and Wiggles fan) Grace Jones to save his life. This incident highlights the importance of early defibrillation, which can only occur when a defibrillator is immediately accessible. If […]

Member of the month, February 2020

Meet Satu, who arranges our corporate bookings for first aid training. Satu (pronounced Sar-too) is a Finnish name, which is often auto-corrected on emails to ‘Saturday’, much to Satu’s amusement! Satu enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her three children, and she is proud to work with such a great team at […]

ACT Evacuation Centres

Evacuation Centres have been established at Dickson, Erindale and Stirling to support our rural residents. DICKSON EVACUATION CENTRE: Dickson College, Phillip Avenue, Dickson ACT ERINDALE EVACUATION CENTRE: Erindale College, 115 McBryde Crescent Wanniassa ACT. STIRLING EVACUATION CENTRE: Hedley Beare Centre, Fremantle Drive, Stirling ACT. We have teams at both centres to provide first aid services […]

First Responder spotlight!

“A lot of people have said we are brave heroes. In truth, we have been training for this since we decided to join St John Ambulance. We all have our part to play in the fires – this is just ours.”Rachael, First Responder, St John Ambulance ACT “People have gone through the most horrendous things […]

ACT Relief Centre now closed

As of 7pm today (Friday 17 January) the Dickson Relief Centre is closed. The combined efforts of numerous volunteers and organisations have ensured that more than 380 people received assistance. The centre has seen families who needed immediate support for basic and complex needs, and we’re pleased that these families were able to have a […]

Dickson Relief Centre

We’ve been working alongside some great people from various organisations at the Dickson Relief Centre, to assist those affected by the bushfires. From 2 January 2020 the Relief Centre has:☑️Provided more than 380 people with support☑️Organised 84 nights of accommodation for 103 people☑️Arranged $29,550 in financial assistance Thank you to all the volunteers and the […]

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