Pre-school Children - Emergency Helpers Program
It is important that every person understands how and when to call for emergency services, regardless of age. Early childhood settings provide the perfect platform for important educational messages and provide a safe learning environment for children to understand these messages. It is often the case that children are responsible for dialling Zero Zero Zero in an emergency and become solely responsible for directing the ambulance.
As a pre-cursor to the Be an Ambulance Hero: Dial Zero Zero Zero primary school education program, the Ambulance Emergency Helpers Program aims to prepare children between the ages of 3-5 years for emergency situations. This free electronic program includes the following program lessons:
- How to identify an emergency service worker
- The number to call in an emergency
- The importance of learning your home address
Visits by paramedics to child care facilities and primary schools are undertaken on a limited basis, however, from time to time our staff may volunteer to provide presentations in their local area. Our primary focus is the delivery of emergency pre-hospital health care and transport services.
Listen to the Hooley Dooleys tm 'Zero Zero Zero' Theme Song
Emergency Helpers Teacher Resource Booklet
The teacher resource booklet can be used to deliver the emergency helpers program and contains the following lessons:
- Asking for help
- Recognising emergency service workers and the difference between paramedics, police and fire
- The number to call in an emergency - Triple Zero (000)
- Knowing where you live
Download the booklet [PDF, 1,423,067kB]
Emergency Helper Flashcards
A set of 12 flashcards (A4 in size) can be used as visual teaching aids to assist teachers explain the difference between ambulance, police and fire. Topics include uniforms, equipment and vehicles.
Download the flashcards [PDF, 1,499,626kB]
Ambulance is committed to assisting the community create safer and healthier environments and outcomes by making prevention everyone’s business.
A number of innovative community education programs have been implemented to assist identify life threatening conditions, understand what to do in an emergency and the importance of adopting illness prevention strategies.