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