St John WA community paramedics and volunteers want School Leavers to have fun
- Two Bunbury paramedics and nine community paramedics from across the state will help 70 South West volunteers cover the 1200sqkm impacted during Leavers.
- Up to 10,000 school leavers flood the South West from November 20 to 26, with roads being particularly dangerous.
- Extra crews and 23 volunteers will be on hand for the four-night festival in Dunsborough Leavers’ Zone.
St John WA has resourced School Leavers with 11 paramedics and almost 70 volunteers to ensure the safety of 10,000 high school graduates flooding into the South West from November 20 to 26.
Community paramedics from across the state and volunteers from various South West sub centres band together to support WA Police in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of those partying in the Dunsborough Leavers’ Zone.
The four-night festival starting on November 21 will be well resourced with extra St John crews, particularly from 6pm to 6am, and 23 volunteers manning the Medical Zone from 7pm to 1am.
Two Bunbury paramedics and nine community paramedics from as far north as Wyndham, east to Merredin and south to Hopetoun will help Margaret River, Dunsborough and Busselton volunteers cover the 1190 square kilometres between Margaret River, Dunsborough and Capel.
St John WA has worked closely with WAPOL and the Road Safety Commission to encourage young people to particularly stay safe on South West roads, as 17 to 19 year olds are three times more likely to be in a crash resulting in death than older drivers.
St John Margaret River Community Paramedic Luke Fowles encourages all new drivers, unfamiliar with country roads to take precautions like learning driver first aid called Click to Save link https://clicktosave.com.au/ and downloading St John’s First Responder app https://stjohnwa.com.au/online-resources/st-john-first-responder-app.
If you or anyone you know has been affected by a road crash contact Road Trauma Support WA on 1300 004 814.