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20 Years in Green: the highs, the lows and the in between

2024 marks 20 years since the class of ‘04 officially joined the St John WA team. Sixteen of the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed graduates are still donning their greens today, working across different areas of the organisation. Two decades is an incredible feat – and a lot has changed since 2004. Obama became a household name,…
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Paramedic Class of 2002 reflect on more than two decades of service and friendship

It might come as a surprise, but it’s true: 2002 was more than 20 years ago. In the time since then, Pluto lost its status as a planet, the iPhone was introduced, social media changed how we communicate, and of course, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It’s been a tumultuous 22 years. That’s a long time…
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Emergency services give young drivers a road safety wake-up call

St John WA helped put the devastating reality of road trauma under the spotlight this week in a live crash re-enactment in front of 15,000 high school students.   The confronting scenes were part of RAC’s annual bstreetsmart event which drew a record crowd of Year 10-12 students from nearly 140 schools on March 26…
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MinRes digs deep for St John WA Onslow Sub Centre’s new off-road ambulance

St John WA Onslow Sub Centre is one step closer to purchasing a new off-road ambulance thanks to a $50,000 donation from Mineral Resources (MinRes). The funding boost is set to help the volunteer-run sub centre purchase a new $350,000 four-wheel drive ambulance to reach isolated emergencies quickly and safely. The small but dedicated team…
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Preparation key as first responders put to the test in mock Optus Stadium emergency

First responders were put to the test in an immersive drill at Optus Stadium to practise how they would keep the community safe if a major emergency was to strike during a big event. St John WA staff and volunteers worked alongside WA Police and Optus Stadium staff to respond to a simulated mass casualty…
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Heartwarming survival story inspires first-of-its-kind drivers first aid campaign

It has been nearly 20 years since Nicole Tolhurst first met Rod Baltovich, but it is a moment she has been grateful for every day since. Nicole, then 24 years old, was slumped over the steering wheel of her car after being knocked unconscious when it was sent careering into a brick wall in 2007.…
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South West primary school students empowered with lifesaving first aid skills

Hundreds of South West primary school students have gained vital first aid skills to use in an emergencythanks to a helping hand from Bendigo Bank. St John WA (SJWA) has begun the roll-out of its free First Aid Focus program to about 1500 students across five local primary schools made possible by Bendigo Bank’s Community…
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‘Superstar’ mum delivers identical twins on the bathroom floor with help from St John WA

A Morley mum who gave birth to identical twin boys on her bathroom floor in under 16-minutes has been reunited with the St John WA team who helped the trio through their remarkable delivery. Amy Turner was at home alone with her three sons, all under six-years-old, when she felt her first contraction on the…
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International Women’s Day with Dr Gayle Christie

To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) this year, St John WA is championing women in green, and who better than our very own Medical Director Dr Gayle Christie? On Thursday night, Dr Christie was invited to speak at VESPIIA’s inaugural WA First Responders – IWD event, bringing together professionals from the WA first response community…
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St John WA celebrates Women in Ambulance honourees

The Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) announced its 2024 Women in Ambulance Award winners, and six team members at St John WA are among the honourees. The winning WA women were Lauren D’Arcy, Nicki Foster, Pamela Toyne, Belinda Marsh, Katy Aviles and Karen Stewart. The CAA Women in Ambulance Awards highlight hardworking and exceptional women…
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Paramedic dad helps deliver own baby at home after whirlwind labour

Helping to bring a new baby into the world under unusual circumstances can be all in a day’s work for a paramedic.  But St John WA’s Kad Combes never expected he’d be the one “catching” his own new arrival earlier this year.  Mr Combes and his wife Darcie were relaxing at home on January 19,…
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Noongar artist to transform St John WA training uniforms in a sea of colour

Vibrant artwork by Menang Gnudju Noongar artist Kiya Watt is set to transform training uniforms of St John WA staff across the Great Southern. Featuring whales and turtles swimming in a sea of colour, Watt’s artwork is a celebration of the region she calls home. The designs are set to feature on St John WA…
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