Due to the overwhelming community response to the half-price sale on St John Ambulance (Qld) first aid courses, enrolments will now be accepted until Sunday, 19 March to meet demand. Courses can be undertaken until 30 June 2017.
Concerned parents, grandparents and others have responded in droves to the sale, which offers CPR and basic first aid, as well as other more advanced courses suitable for workplaces, organisations and sporting teams.
“We hope extending our sale will get even more Queenslanders on board and empower them with training to help save their kids, loved ones or even a stranger if they ever needed to,” said St John Ambulance (Qld) CEO, Mr Alex Hutton.
“Every year too many children and adults die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. It’s so easy to think that it won’t ever happen, but serious accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, and everyone needs to be ready,” said Mr Hutton.
“In the time it takes you to do your weekly shopping, and for much less than that cost, you can learn how to help keep your child alive in an emergency. Our easy to learn courses start at $37.50 and take three hours, which is just peanuts compared to the value of saving a life.”
Tragically, in Australian homes each year, 350 children are killed by accidents, with injuries being the leading cause of death in Australian children, accounting for nearly half of all deaths.1
A staggering 1 in 13 children visit hospitals for injuries and emergencies every year. The most common emergencies for babies and young children are choking, breathing difficulties, burns and scalds, cuts and bruises, febrile convulsions and unconsciousness.2
Could you do little more than call an ambulance in a life and death situation? There has never been a better time to learn the skills to competently and confidently step forward and help in an emergency until medical assistance arrives.
Enrol before midnight Sunday 19 March at www.stjohnqld.com.au to take advantage of this super special offer, and know you are learning with Australia’s largest and most trusted first aid provider. Courses can be undertaken until 30 June 2017.
1 AIHW: Henley G and Harrison JE (2009). Injury deaths, Australia 2004-05. Injury research and statistics series no 51 (Cat. No. INJCAT 127)
50% discount on selected CPR and first aid courses.
All bookings must be made online by midnight on Sunday 19 March. Courses must be undertaken by 30 June 2017.
Bookings can be made online at www.stjohnqld.com.au using the promo code on the website. Training takes place in centres across Queensland, with some courses including an e-learning component.
The first aid training sale is open to all Queensland residents.
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 wellbeing of all people. How does St John Ambulance do this? By providing quality first aid products, services and training for our communities.
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St John Ambulance Australia Queensland Limited
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Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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