St John hands P-platers a free first aid course
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.
CRC customer service officer Kaiden Price and voucher recipient Alicia Holland.