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Chair and Director Vacancies

St John Ambulance ACT’s vision is saving lives through First Aid. Together with our volunteer and professional workforce, we do this by leading in First Aid education, providing event health services and caring for those most in need in our community. Funds raised through our commercial activities directly support the community work of St John Ambulance ACT. We […]

ACT Government Supporting our Community

Due to the ongoing support of the ACT Government’s Justice and Community Safety Directorate, St John Ambulance ACT can enhance the services offered by our CBR NightCrew and extend their operating hours to include public holidays until 30 June 2021. CBR NightCrew is a collaborative initiative between local government and industry to help people have […]

St John Ambulance Branded Defibrillators Have Arrived

Despite advancements in medical treatment, thousands of people are dying needlessly each year of sudden cardiac arrest. More than 30,000 cardiac arrests happen each year in Australia. It has an incredibly high death rate – 90% will die in just minutes. The lucky ones who are defibrillated by a bystander are as low as 1% […]

End of Year Celebration and Awards Night 2020

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 […]

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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