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It’s part of Territory life and the official start to the cyclone season commences on 1 November. At St John Ambulance NT are already preparing for the deluge.
St John NT provides first aid volunteers in up to 16 cyclone shelters around the Darwin area each cyclone season and is calling on Top Enders to be prepared and lend a hand in their local community, by becoming a cyclone shelter volunteer.
In the event of an impending cyclone, these shelters are opened and become home to hundreds of people. It’s there that St John NT’s first aid volunteers are on standby to treat anything from cuts, bruises and broken bones to potentially saving a life.
‘Being a cyclone shelter volunteer is perfect for people who are unable to commit to regular volunteering but are able to assist a couple of times over the wet season should their local shelter open. By becoming a volunteer, you can make a real difference when it matters and we want people to know that we offer flexible volunteering options. If you are interested in becoming a cyclone shelter volunteer, St John will provide the necessary training, uniforms and equipment, our only request from you is your time.” said Mark Ferguson, Director Volunteer First Aid Services.
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This course teaches students the proper administration of Paracetamol and Methoxyflurane to relieve pain. It includes information about the use, storage and documentation of administration as well as ongoing monitoring of the casualty.
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2017 Paramedic of the Year… and the winner is… Caitlin Little of Alice Springs. Caitlin was chosen from a high caliber of nominations and it is with pleasure we announce her as this year’s winner. A well earned Congratulations!
With thanks for the Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise, this year we celebrate 18 years of proudly honouring Northern Territory Paramedics, Patient Transport Officers & Communications Officers (000 call takers) at these Awards. In keeping with the strong community support of previous years, impressively we received a total of 40 nominations.
Also recognised at last nights awards for their outstanding dedication and commitment to serving the local community are the following award winners:
St John Ambulance NT and the Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise would like to congratulate all nominees and thank all community members who submitted their nominations.