According to the Sunshine Coast Daily, last weekend was a particularly busy one with regards to contacting Emergency Services. However it is important to understand the basics when contacting emergency services. How to call the ambulance  When an emergency occurs, sometimes we do not know what number to ring to get help.  A person has fallen over, you’re not sure if it’s an emergency, which number do you ring?  For any call requiring the attendance by the ambulance, you should dial triple 00...
According to the Sunshine Coast Daily- the Sunshine Coast is a heart disease hotspot With the most common reason recognised as "Chest pain" to enter into the emergency unit at Nambour hospital Often people do not know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, even after a numerous health education campaigns over the years.  The best time to treat a heart attack is as soon as possible and within the first 20 minutes from onset of any signs or symptoms. Studies show that the people who have sy...
Attending a first aid course with Allens Training  on the Sunshine Coast is the first step towards learning what to do in case of an emergency. When driving around the Sunshine Coast you may be the first on the scene if a car accident occurs. Would you know what to do and the steps you can take to possibly save a life?   Responding correctly in an emergency can certainly make the difference. Unfortunately however, we may forget what to do in these situations which is where our handy pocket s...
Car registration labels (rego stickers) have been phased out by all states in Australia with Queensland the last state to drop rego stickers, effective from 1st of October 2014.    From as far back as I can remember, rego stickers were always attached to the car constantly reminding you of when your vehicle registration was due. Now, the only reminder is from the Queensland Governments transport department so there is a good chance your registration payment could be missed and even worse, yo...
Applications on our mobile devices are part of life now. They come and go, however there is one mobile app that you should download and use as it could one day save your life.   ‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed jointly by Australia's emergency services,  the Government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia in an emergency.    Often when an emergency occurs, especially while travelling the operator of Triple Zero (000)...
After being bitten by one of the deadliest snakes in the world a Caboolture woman has survived to tell her story. Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert said in a post on Facebook he was contacted by the woman who was bitten on the finger by a snake. "She tried to get it away from her cat, which had caught it and was chewing on it in her living room," Mr Gilbert said in the post.      Unknown to the lady it was an Eastern Brown Snake the second deadliest snake in the world. The snake ca...
Before we commence our first aid class and open the doors Allens Training are experiencing a lot of interest from Sunshine Coast locals looking to gain their First Aid Certificate or renew their Cpr certification. To ensure we can meet with this demand Allens Training Sunshine Coast are currently seeking additional First Aid Trainers with an ongoing opportunity to deliver First Aid Courses at our training centre at Birtinya and in various locations around the Sunshine Coast. With our adverti...
Last month at the King of Coolum Thundercats race there was an emergency situation whereby 2 boats collided together at high speed. A man was knocked unconscious He was filling up with water and he was laying there, looking lifeless, with his mate trying to help him," said one of the spectators. On lookers praised the efforts of the race organising committee who immediately deployed surf-lifesaving rescuers and first-aid teams. "The passenger of the boat yelled out for help and people have j...
When we deliver our First Aid Courses we receive a lot of great questions. One of the most common questions asked during the training session is “Can I be successfully sued if I provide first aid"? A ‘Good Samaritan’ is defined in legislation as a person acting without expecting financial or other reward for providing assistance. First aiders should not be concerned about being sued if they come to the aid of a fellow human in need as long as they do not act recklessly and try to avoid furth...
I was watching the Australian Rugby Test last Saturday with a friend and he asked me to explain the rules of Rugby to him. I thought about the question as the answer would have to be very technical in nature, so instead of a very technical answer, I said that öne guy picks the ball up and runs until someone stops him and they start again. A simple explanation for a complicated set of rules. Have you ever experienced being on the receiving end of an overload of information? We’ve all sat thro...

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