Bik­ers club gives St John a boost

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Wick­ham and Roe­bourne St John Am­bu­lance sub cen­tre has re­ceived an equip­ment boost through a $1500 do­na­tion from the Kar­ratha Bik­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

The sub cen­tre is now equipped with three tai­lor­made NEANN treat­ment bags and three bike hel­mets to use in train­ing.

Wick­ham and Roe­bourne St John chair­woman Michelle Schut said the new bags would re­place old ones in the am­bu­lances.

“Th­ese new bags are specif­i­cally made for St John so ev­ery­thing is laid out in a spe­cific spot and la­belled, which just makes it a lot eas­ier for us to use,” she said.

“We take the med­i­ca­tion, trauma and air­way bags on all of our jobs and de­pend­ing on what we find when we get there we may need to use one, two or all of those bags.

“The hel­mets will be used in train­ing to learn how to take them off safely.”

KBA pres­i­dent Mathew Pe­ters said the club would con­tinue to help com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“We’ve been go­ing for 25 years and the Fallen Rid­ers ride fundrais­ing has al­ways gone to the am­bos,” he said.

Mr Pe­ters said it was nice to have the am­bos come out to the clu­b­rooms to meet ev­ery­one and see the fa­cil­i­ties.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

St Johns staff and vol­un­teers and Kar­ratha Bik­ers As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers at the clu­b­rooms with the new equip­ment pur­chased from the $1500 do­na­tion.

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