“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A very sweet patient being comforted by our team currently based in Cooma.
Our team stationed in Cooma are proud to be working with the Australian Army. Their greens may be a slightly different shade, but their hearts are in the same place as they work together to help those in fire affected regions. Thank you for these smiles and for all your incredible work at this challenging time 👏
One of our teams headed to Bega during the week to provide first aid services during the fires, but they’re always ready to provide a hand with other things, such as helping to secure a pony. Well done!
We are happy to be able to help those in fire affected regions with several boxes of first aid kits. We delivered our first batch of 90 first aid kits to Andrew at The G Spot Canberra who has been doing so much to assist those in fire affected areas. They will soon be delivered to those […]
Our popular Junior First Aid course dates are just about full, so we’ve squeezed in one more for the school holidays! Wednesday, 15 JanuaryTuesday, 21 JanuaryThursday, 30 JanuaryMonday, 3 February This course is specifically designed for 8 – 13 year olds, and helps to build confidence and provide skills required to deal with every day […]
A relief centre has been set up by the ACT Government at Dickson College, which is located on Phillip Avenue in Dickson. We are providing support to those impacted by the fires, along with many other dedicated volunteers and groups. At the centre there are showers, phone charging stations, and people to talk with, or […]