The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) vehicle.

The community in and around Nana Glen will be even better served by NSW Ambulance with the area welcoming the first ever dedicated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) vehicle.

The milestone marks an important step in the evolution of NSW Ambulance’s clinical volunteer program across the state with the introduction of this model.

Senior Assistant Commissioner Clare Beech said the new response vehicle is an important step in the right direction to support our clinical volunteers.

“Many of our Community First Responders currently use private vehicles to respond to incidents, this CERT vehicle will reduce our response times when responding to life-threatening emergencies and we know that the early delivery of clinical care makes a big difference to patients’ health outcomes,” Ms Beech said.

The fit-for-purpose vehicle has warning lights and is fully marked with NSW Ambulance livery to help identify them and keep them safe at a scene.

No longer will they need to travel to a central point and pick up their clinical equipment before proceeding to the incident.

It came about thanks to a $25,000 Premier’s Grant along with fundraising from the Nana Glen team and the local community which funded the clinical equipment and the internal fit out while NSW Ambulance provided the vehicle through our fleet program.