Memorial scholarships honour Fiona and Tinesh

Four new scholarships have been launched at St John WA to honour the memory of fallen team members. The scholarships were launched on February 21 to mark the 12-month anniversary since the death of respected Ambulance Paramedic Fiona Lavelle in a hiking mishap while off-duty. The scholarships are worth a combined $80,000 and also pay…

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Perth grandmother reunites with paramedics who saved her life

In a heartwarming moment captured on camera, Katherine, a Perth grandmother, was reunited with St John WA paramedics who played a pivotal role in saving her life after having a sudden cardiac arrest. The emotional reunion highlights the critical importance of timely medical intervention in such emergencies, where every minute without first aid intervention reduces…

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St John WA and Bunbury Farmers’ Market celebrate big milestone with 10,000th Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

St John WA has surpassed a major milestone for the State Defibrillator Network and is rapidly careering towards another two. This week, St John WA registered its 10,000th Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the network at Bunbury Farmers’ Market. Donated by Woodstock West Retirement Village, the AED is now registered to the network, which will…

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First aid trainers hone their skills in simulated exercise

St John WA first aid trainers from all over Western Australia attended a professional development day last week where they were put through their paces in a simulated exercise (simex) designed to test and hone their skills. Teaching first aid to about 300,000 people in WA each year, the trainers need to be at the…

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Paramedic Special Operations expand specialist rescue response

A permanent St John WA Paramedic Special Operations (PSO) crew now operates from 9am-9pm seven days a week, enhancing emergency ambulance and specialist rescue response capacity to ensure a more immediate reaction to incidents. The inception of the PSO capability dates back to 2004 and has continued to evolve. With an expanded clinical scope and…

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