On Friday 11 December 2020, St John Ambulance ACT held their annual End of Year Celebration and Awards Night. Attended by local Members of the order, volunteers, Directors and staff in order to collectively show our gratitude towards everyone who goes above and beyond on behalf of St John Ambulance ACT. This year we had […]
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 […]
This year has presented us all with so many challenges, and for us that included not being able to provide access to our training as normal. We decided however, that it was a good opportunity to give our office and training rooms a refresh, and we’re so pleased with the outcome. We’d also like to […]
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 […]
Grass pollen reached an extreme level in Canberra during November, with levels that have rarely been seen in a decade. The ANU’s Simon Haberle says grass has been the main contributor to airborne pollen over a wet spring. “That’s because we have quite a lot of grass, particularly to the north-west and north and east […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tom and Jordan enjoyed a perfect day on duty for Clean-up Lake Burley Griffin Day last weekend! This is an annual event, with the public encouraged to join in to ensure we can all enjoy this lovely part of Canberra during the warmer months.Learn more about our Event Health Services or contact us to have […]
Amy and Kim were on hand at University of Canberra this weekend for ‘Explore UC’, and they were more than happy to provide Lodgy with some first aid care.
On International Men’s Day, we’d like to thank all the incredible men of St John Ambulance ACT who bring heart and humour to their work and who contribute so much to our community. Today we celebrate them!