Author: Susan Mackell

Keeping your pets cool

Remember to keep your feathered and furry friends cool during hot weather, and watch for signs of overheating, which can include heavy panting and drooling, glazed eyes, vomiting, weakness, collapse and seizures.A few things you can do to keep pets cool in warmer weather: Always leave fresh, clean water out Ensure there is adequate shade […]

Kim honours her ‘Johnny’ grandfather on her wedding day

Our lovely Kim switched her greens for her wedding gown earlier this year when she became a beautiful bride, and she and her husband each wore a special memento in honour of Kim’s grandfather, who sadly passed away shortly after they became engaged.Kim’s grandfather was a NSW Ambulance paramedic, and a ‘Johnny’ for almost half […]

Cricket season is almost here

We’re gearing up for the upcoming cricket season at Manuka Oval by setting up our first aid station. We are able to transport patients within the event precinct with either a wheelchair, stretcher or medicab. While the ambulance can’t access the pitch, we can transfer badly injured players directly from the pitch to where ACT […]

Preparing for warmer weather

With warmer weather ahead, it’s time to think about how we can prepare, and to learn about the signs of heat-related health conditions. Some symptoms of heat-related health conditions can include: Headache Muscle cramps General exhaustion Weakness Dizzy spells A few things you can do to prepare for hot weather: Use shade cloth Check your […]

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