How the First Responder App can help you step up in an emergency

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We’re all in this together and you never know when you have to step up in an emergency. With this easy-to-use mobile application, you’ll be in the best position to do so. 

How could the First Responder App help you step up in an emergency?

In the event of an emergency, the St John WA First Responder App is your pocket-sized hero and best friend – there to guide and remind you in times of troubles.

Let’s walk through the many lifesaving features together:

  • First aid instructions Guides
    You’ll find first aid instruction guides located on the app dashboard (in the First Aid Toolbox).

    Here, you can find tailored and specific first aid instructions for a range of injuries and illnesses from asthma and heart attacks, diabetes induced emergencies, head injuries, to blue ringed octopus and snake bites; wherever you are.
  • Defibrillator (AED) locator
    Defibrillators can save lives, which is why the app will help find the nearest one to you.
  • Medical centres and emergency departments locations
    From your local medical centre, to nearest emergency department, the app will help you find them and even include live emergency department wait times.
  • Patient transport and transfer services
    Sometimes you need help, but it’s not an emergency. You’ll find information for these times of troubles too.
  • First Aid course information
    Whether it’s digital or face-to-face, you can find all course information here.
  • Dial Triple Zero (000) and send your location
    Lastly and most importantly is the ability to dial 000. The app will help you in an emergency situation, when dialling 000 is essential for urgent care. It will even send your location to the operator (only in WA) when you call, saving precious time in finding your exact location.

How does the First Responder App work?

Become a First Responder through the app

Not only can you download the app, you can make an even bigger difference to your community and help save lives, by applying to become a First Responder yourself.
You have the option to become a Basic First Responder or Advanced First Responder, and once successfully registered, you’ll be notified via the app when someone in close proximity to you is in need of first aid.

Help St John WA help you in an emergency

Many of us carry our smartphones when we’re out and about in the community, and whether you’re in the city, suburbs or bush, a smartphone will help in any emergency situation.

The St John WA First Responder App is accessible to all West Australians, from all backgrounds, all walks of life, for those with young children, users with an existing illness and their loved ones, nomadic adventurers and everyone in between.

It’s never been easier to learn and access potentially lifesaving information. And with over 200,000 downloads, it’s already proven to be a real life saver. 

Help St John WA help you and your community, download the app today.

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