Making First Aid part of every Territorian's life
St John Ambulance NT's free First Aid in Schools program is offered at no cost across the Territory to community and school groups including pre-schoolers, primary schools and middle schools.
First aid is a life skill that gives people the confidence to act in an emergency through practical actions and easy to follow step-by-step plans. Through this program St John Ambulance NT is reaching its goal of making first aid part of every Territorian's life.
In 2018, we taught 11,338 school students across the Territory, equipping them with vital skills to help in an emergency; skills that could save a life.
After taking part in the First Aid in Schools program, your school will be given links to access FREE follow up resources.
School/Community Group: REGISTER HERE
Parents: please refer your child's school, teacher or principal to our website to register. Our qualified trainers have visited urban and remote schools and groups across the Territory. Our pre-school to middle school classes look like this:
|P TO YEAR 2||YEAR 3 & 4||YEAR 5 & 6||YEAR 7 & 8|
|60 minutes||60 minutes||60 minutes||90 minutes|
|Checking for danger||DRSABCD||DRSABCD||DRSABCD|
|Calling for an ambulance||Calling for an ambulance||Calling for an ambulance||Calling for an ambulance|
|What do paramedics look like?||Managing an unconscious patient||Managing an unconscious patient||Managing an unconscious patient|
|Bleeding and burns||Bleeding and burns||Bleeding and burns||Bleeding and burns|
|Who can help||CPR demonstration||CPR and defibrillation (AED)|
Have you, your child or your child’s school recently taken part in the free First Aid in School program and looking for more information on how to win a First Aid Kit?
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The main focus for any ambulance visit is to teach children to call triple zero (000) in an emergency. These visits also help them understand why an ambulance comes in an emergency and helps to break down their fear should they ever be in this situation. During an ambulance visit children get to see and explore the ambulance, they learn what a paramedic does and how some of the ambulance equipment is used.
Childcare and early learning centres, please contact us for information on an ambulance visit.
We have been active in NT for over 70 years, and internationally are part of a wider organisation with a long and honourable history.
We are seeking ongoing support for our program, if you would like to assist us please contact our marketing department on firstname.lastname@example.org
The trainer of my course made everyone in the class feel very comfortable, which translated into confidence - not something that all instructors possess.
Brilliant presentation, informative and attention to course content Chris endeavoured to provide knowledge so that we were strengthened should we have a situation that we need to apply these skills. Far superior to the first course I attended.
Our First Aid training included a diverse mixture of Indigenous and non-indigenous, professionals and non-professionals of both categories and male and female. Regina managed to engage each and every one of us and developed a group and yet individual relationship with us all. She has a remarkable ability to read and relate to people individually and as a group!
Thank you so much for coming yesterday. It was definitely the highlight of my kids day. One staff member mentioned that she heard a buzz in the courtyard during one of the breaks and the conversation was all about first aid!
Your energetic, practical and relevant training workshops, across all levels in our school, were greatly appreciated by staff and students.
The information was light-hearted enough to make everyone feel welcome but serious enough to get all the necessary information to sink in. Bravo.
I just want to acknowledge the fantastic workshop presented by Ivan at our school. We learnt many new pieces of information that were important for our setting. He was supportive as we practiced the use of the AED while performing CPR.
On behalf of the staff and students of Ti Tree School I would like to thank the St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools Program… We look forward to being a part of this great program in the future.
Just letting you know that we found Daniel to be an excellent trainer. His experience and background on Goulburn Island meant that he related well to the participants and understood our needs. It was a pleasure working with you.
Our First Aid Trainer managed to remain flexible and versatile when it came to the space and the special needs of the participants without compromising the standard of training.
There was good humour and fun and he very patiently answered questions and repeated information as required. We feel better prepared to handle a crisis which hopefully will not occur!
The students and staff thought our trainer was brilliant! Cannot speak any more highly of her, even the staff rated her as the best First Aid Trainer they had encountered!
I would like to send a very big appreciation to our First Aid trainer for her great knowledge and efforts in helping the women complete their course. The ladies all went away with something they can remember from your teachings of first aid. So thank you once again.