St John hands P-platers a free first aid course

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Learner driv­ers who qual­ify for their P-plates at the Man­jimup Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre will get ac­cess to a free first aid course from St John Am­bu­lance.

Af­ter suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing the driv­ing test re­quired to qual­ify for their P-plates, driv­ers will re­ceive a voucher for the first aid course, do­nated and con­ducted by the St John Am­bu­lance Man­jimup Sub-Cen­tre.

Cen­tre chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ranui Har­ris said the cen­tre was proud of the part­ner­ship with St John Am­bu­lance Man­jimup.

“Man­jimup Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre board of man­age­ment and staff are ex­cep­tion­ally proud to be in­volved in a project that sup­ports road safety,” she said.

“As a Depart­ment of Trans­port li­cens­ing ser­vice cen­tre we be­lieve it is im­por­tant to walk the talk.

“If we are try­ing to en­cour­age peo­ple to be safe, by hav­ing every P-plater that now is go­ing to be driv­ing around our com­mu­nity and on our roads with a first aid cer­tifi­cate, not only can they pre­pare for po­ten­tial ac­ci­dents and how they can oc­cur, but be ready to as­sist on the road­side if there is an ac­ci­dent they are in­volved in.”

St John Am­bu­lance Man­jimup ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cer Deb­bie Moloney said the more peo­ple who had first aid train­ing, the bet­ter.

“To give young driv­ers that op­por­tu­nity and knowl­edge and to give them some kind of com­fort to know any sit­u­a­tion that they need it, whether it’s them­selves, or whether they come across an ac­ci­dent when they are driv­ing, it just goes hand-in-hand with get­ting your driver’s li­cense, we think,” she said.

Ali­cia Hol­land was the first re­cip­i­ent of the voucher, pass­ing her driv­ing her test on June 29 and said she would not have con­sid­ered do­ing a first aid course with­out the voucher.

Pic­ture: Tris­tan Wheeler

CRC cus­tomer ser­vice of­fi­cer Kaiden Price and voucher re­cip­i­ent Ali­cia Hol­land.

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