We strongly support the promotion of health education and safety to Australia's youth. Working together with stakeholders and the NSW community we have developed a number of community education programs for children that can be facilitated by teachers and childcare workers.
The Be an Ambulance Hero - Dial Zero Zero Zero school education program is designed for 5-8 year olds and educates children on what to do in an emergency. As a pre-cursor to this program, the Ambulance Emergency Helpers program aims to prepare younger children for emergency situations. Both programs can be downloaded from our website and all resources are provided at no cost.
Once your school/pre-school has completed this program, we may be able to arrange for a paramedic to attend your school and give a brief overview of emergency education and safety awareness.
Requesting a school visit
It is important to note that our paramedics attend community events in their own time and at their own cost. Unfortunately, sometimes we may not be able to fulfil your request but we will endeavour to provide other opportunities if this is the case.
To request an educational lecture or a visit by a paramedic to a school or childcare centre contact Ambulance Public Affairs in writing and include the following information:
- Time, date and location of the lecture/visit
- Subject title of the lecture/visit
- Number of participants
- Name and contact numbers of the group organiser.
Ambulance Public Affairs
Fax: (02) 9320 7804
Postal Address: Locked Bag 105
Rozelle NSW 2039
Once your request is received we will contact you to confirm whether an off duty paramedic is available to attend.
In addition to the Be an Ambulance Hero - Dial Zero Zero Zero school education program and Ambulance Emergency Helpers program, a number of resources are available on our website.