Month: October 2020

Thank you HorizonOne Recruitment

Thank you HorizonOne Recruitment for your generous donation to St John Ambulance ACT, a true demonstration of commitment to helping us make first aid part of everybody’s life. As a not-for-profit organisation St John Ambulance ACT provide premium training, supplies, event health services, research, community care and education programs in the ACT. The HorizonOne Recruitment […]

In the news

The survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest in Australia is nine per cent, but we know the survival rate can be increased by having more people trained in CPR, along with live-saving defibrillators in more locations. We’re so pleased to be spreading awareness of the importance of defibrillators being widely and readily accessible, and to […]

New CEO of St John Ambulance ACT calls for defibrillators in all ACT Government buildings and schools

St John Ambulance’s newly-appointed ACT Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Watts, is calling for the provision of life-saving defibrillators in all ACT Government properties, including schools. “Too many Canberrans suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) every day and easy access to a defibrillator could save close to 100 lives a year in the ACT. I want […]

A reminder about beach safety

Aussie pro-surfer, Matt Wilkinson, narrowly avoided a shark attack while surfing near Ballina on the NSW North Coast. The uncomfortably close encounter was captured by a drone camera. As the weather warms up, and we head to our favourite seaside locations, this is a timely reminder about being prepared for some of the potential dangers, such […]

Meet Suze

As our Digital Communications Designer, Susan keeps busy planning and writing content, researching articles, creating videos, designing print and digital materials, and managing our social media. Susan says that the best thing about St John Ambulance ACT is the people (of course)! “There are many staff and volunteers who work quietly behind the scenes to make […]

Snake season has started early

Snake season typically begins around October and November, but the Australian Reptile Park have confirmed the season has already begun, and there’s already been a number of sightings around Canberra. Read more in this 9News article. Australia is well known for being home to some of the most venomous snakes, so it makes sense for […]

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