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Community Info

Our core business is the delivery of emergency out-of-hospital health care and transport services. While this continues to be our primary focus, we also recognise the value of developing community safety and prevention programs.

Visits by paramedics to child care facilities and primary schools are not currently undertaken, however, from time to time our staff may volunteer to provide presentations in their local area. Our primary focus is the delivery of emergency out-of-hospital health care and transport services.

Community Education Programs

While our primary focus is the delivery of emergency out-of-hospital health care and transport services, we also recognise the value of developing community safety and prevention programs. Working together with stakeholders and the NSW community we have developed a number of community education programs and awareness packages for all age ranges.

Access all our Community Education Programs or click on the links below for more information.

Click here to request a community event


Newborns - First Steps Program
> An Emergency Phone Card for parents and carers of newborns

Pre-school Children - Emergency Helpers Program
> Teaches 3-5 year olds what to do in an emergency

School Children - Be An Ambulance Hero Dial Zero Zero Zero
> Teaches kindergarten to year 2 studenst how to call for an ambulance

School Children - Triple Zero Kids Challenge Game
> Online game covering safety messages and Triple Zero (000)

Non-English speakers - Calling an Ambulance program 
> Provide skills to call Triple Zero (000) in a medical emergency.

Adults - Access for Life Program
> Dealing with medical emergencies at work 

Retirees - Life Live It Save It Program
> Recognising life threatening conditions and medical emergencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Community Awareness Campaigns

Don't Use Ambulance as a Taxi 
> Understanding the appropriate use of ambulances

Don't Drive Yourself to Hospital 
> Rural residents - drive yourself to hospital

Save Triple Zero for Saving Lives
> Call Triple Zero only in emergencies

Zero Tolerance
> Reducing violence against paramedics

In Case of Emergency (ICE)
> Our response to the ICE campaign

 

 

 

 






First Aid and Health Information

In addition to participating in our community education programs we also recommend that every person learn basic first aid and CPR. Particularly in the case of a cardiac arrest, time is critical and knowing what to do in the first few minutes can save a life or prevent serious injury.

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
> Detailed instructions on how to administer CPR
> Download our 2014 CPR chart 
> Access our first aid and safety message fact sheets
> Download the Personal Health Care Diary
> Your Health Rights and Responsibilities
> Information on other languages

healthdirect
> A free telephone service for health advice

Health information
> Understand common medical problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How you can support us and get involved

Get Involved in Ambulance projects
> Register your interest via our website

Make a Donation
> Information on donations and bequests

Organising an Event - how we can assist you
> Information on the service we provide for events

trauma teddy

You can knit a Trauma Teddy and help children who have suffered a traumatic injury. Throughout NSW, there are groups who dedicate their time to knitting trauma teddys and donate them to their local ambulance station.
Trauma Teddy Instructions