The state of NSW is one of the most culturally diverse states in Australia.
To assist communities who do not have English as their first language, the Ambulance Service of NSW has produced several publications in other languages for free download - Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Greek and Vietnamese
Translating and Interpreting Service
Helping you communicate when a paramedic attends your home or the location of a medical emergency. Simply call the Translating & Interpreting Service (TIS) to be assisted by an interpreter over the phone - it's a free call 131 450.
For more information click here for the TIS website
The following fact sheets will assist you with calling an ambulance, when to call an ambulance, patient transport service and information about your ambulance service.
'Life... Live It Save It!'
A free education program for senior members of the community providing important information on how to recognise signs and symptoms of potential medical emergencies, questions asked when calling Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance and the basic techniques of CPR.
The program only takes one hour to complete and there are no exams or tests. It is a self-learning program designed to be facilitated by community members in a group environment. Download your free program material below. To order the accompanying free DVD and ‘CPR Buddy' pillowcases required to run the program (currently only available in English) please contact the Manager, Community Relations by phoning 02 9320 7795.
If you require more information about Ambulance community education programs, please contact:
Ambulance Public Affairs
Manager, Community Relations
Phone: (02) 9320 7795
Fax: (02) 9320 7804