A FRESH campaign from St John Ambulance has been launched for World First Aid Day.
The first aid campaign, Alive in 5, was announced in celebration of World First Aid Day September 10.
The ‘Alive in 5’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of first aid and how, in as little as five minutes, a life can be saved if you have the right first aid skills.
Port Macquarie will be running classes at a newly launched venue soon.
Lynn Howlett has been a trainer with St John NSW for over 18 years and will travel to Port Macquarie twice a month to conduct classes.
“It’s important that people are trained,” she said.
“In emergency situations it is critical that people have the skills to be able to administer CPR and first aid, as well as control major bleeding until the ambulance can arrive.”
Lynn undertook an occupational first aid course and was asked to join the service as a volunteer.
It has progressed from there and now she thoroughly enjoys passing on her information and skills to other people.
“At the end of training I see that people are really confident and knowledgeable,” she said.
I’m looking forward to coming to Port Macquarie, hopefully on an ongoing basis.”
Australia is invited to join the conversation on Facebook by posting a picture doing the Alive in 5 and encouraging friends, families and colleagues to sign up to a St John Ambulance first aid or CPR course.
For more information on Alive in 5, including how to sign up for first aid courses, you can visit www.stjohnnsw.com.au