St John Ambulance (Qld) knows the benefits of preparing ahead for cyclone season. With cyclone season officially starting on 1 November, St John Ambulance (Qld) CEO, Alex Hutton urges all Queenslanders to think ahead and begin preparations now.
“We are fortunate to have a strong ambulance service in Queensland with exceptional response times, but in a disaster such as a cyclone, vital services can be cut off for several days due to power lines, flooding or delays,” he said.
“Ensure your family is protected by having an up-to-date first aid kit in the home and car; knowing how to treat minor injuries such as cuts, grazes or minor infection will ease the pressure on emergency services,” he said.
“Stock up now with basic food and water provisions to last three days – if we all do our part, we can ensure our townships are well prepared for the upcoming cyclone and storm season,” Alex said.
“In the event of a disaster, St John Ambulance (Qld) teams will be readily mobilised to provide first aid and medical assistance to those in need as part of the State Emergency Management Plan activated during times of emergency, such as floods, cyclones and other extreme weather events.”
Last year, St John volunteers were deployed to emergency evacuation centres across Queensland in the State’s most significant time of need.
St John Ambulance kits are tried and tested by thousands of our health professionals every day. To know more about a St John Ambulance first aid kit ahead of the cyclone season, please visit www.stjohnqld.com.au
About St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funded charitable organisation with one dedicated purpose; to prevent and relieve sickness and injury from accidents, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of all people by providing quality first aid products, services and training for our communities.
Paula Price, General Manager Marketing and Business Services
St John Ambulance Australia Queensland Limited
T: 0417 785 228