Building Resilience

St John Ambulance, Denmark opened their doors to members of the Denmark Chamber of Commerce for the October Business After Hours for what was a fun and informative evening.

Viv Snowden, Glen Daniel, Jimi Hinter

Thirty local people form the dynamic team of First Aid Responders here in Denmark.

The Sub Centre, located at 10 Price Street has onsite accommodation for volunteers on call, which enables a quick response time and supports those who live out of town.

The Sub Centre is aiming to become more resilient over time with plans to ensure continued operations in emergency situations including solar panels, a generator and satellite phones.

St John Ambulance, Denmark are always looking for volunteers to continue building upon the strong foundations already established.

Stuart Hoskins, Don Ford, Peter Gardner and Marion Macdougall

Caromy Macdougall spoke of the importance of community members learning CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and knowing where the twenty-five defibrillators are in Denmark.

She also urged businesses to load the St John First Responder App, which sends your GPS coordinates to the operator when you call Triple 000 for an ambulance, speeding up the time it takes to confirm your location and dispatch an ambulance.

St John run regular First Aid Courses and with a minimum group of six, local business owners can join to have staff put through their training course whilst the Denmark Community Transport service provides cost effective transport for people needing to get to health related appointments in Albany or Denmark.

A roundtrip to Albany from Denmark costs only $25 and within Denmark just $10.

The vehicle can fit 7 passengers and carers travel for free.

Passengers need to be able to get in and out of the vehicle themselves but there is room for wheelchairs on board.

To book call 0499 796 129.

Categories: Denmark, Events, People

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