Lessons to save a life at Monto
THE statistics show that when people suffer major heart attacks, they are most likely to be at home in the presence of family, according to Monto advanced care paramedic Lindsay Baumann.
This was one of many, many reasons you should consider doing a first aid course, he said.
“It would be lovely if every person (in the North Burnett) would do the course.”
Mr Baumann said there were many incidents where having first aid knowledge could literally save someone’s life, two of the most common ones in the area being snake bites and major bleedings.
While you may have an operator on the phone guiding you through an emergency, Mr Baumann said nothing could compare to having relevant, first-hand experience.
With that in mind, Mr Baumann encourages as many people as possible to sign up to Monto’s next first aid course, which will be held at the Monto Ambulance Station on Wednesday, March 20 at 5pm by officer in charge Jamie McCracken, who has served more than a decade in the town.
The full course is $143.65 when booking online at bit.ly/MontoQAS, or $65 for the CPR component.
You can book also by phoning 13 74 68, but this costs 10 per cent more.