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Media Release: Lifesaving community education for Territory businesses.
  15 Feb 2023

Lifesaving community education for Territory businesses.

15 February 2023

St John NT is working with Bendigo Bank to ensure that Territory businesses know how to respond in a medical emergency.

Bendigo Bank has donated Twenty AED’s to Territory Businesses for which St John NT will provide education sessions for their staff on how to use the lifesaving devices.

“The first of these community education sessions will take place at the Trailer Boat Club in Fannie Bay on Friday 17 February at 3pm. The event is open to the Trailer Boat Club members and staff and will demonstrate how to use the AED that was donated by Bendigo Bank,” said Community Education Coordinator for St John NT Ciara Buckler.

“This is a fantastic opportunity that enables us to support local businesses like the Trailer Boat Club, a business with strong ties to the Top End boating and fishing community and host to many community events,“ said Ciara. 

75% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the home or office which makes CPR and AED training vital to potentially save the life of a colleague or loved-one.

The training will be delivered through an initiative supported by Bendigo Bank’s Northern Territory Community Bank Network. The role of the first responder can often mean the difference between life or death with only 1 in 10 typically surviving a sudden cardiac arrest.

Future dates and locations for the other community education sessions will be made available via the St John NT Facebook page.

Bendigo Bank has also supported the St John NT First Aid in Schools Program, ensuring that school aged children know what to do in an emergency.

“Our goal is to make sure as many members of the public are equipped with lifesaving skills as possible. Public demonstrations and the First Aid in Schools program, which is offered at no cost to all school groups and community organisations, help us to achieve this,” said Ciara.

To enroll in first aid or CPR courses or to book a community education session for your school visit

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