NEW ERA FOR AMBO SERVICE
St John Ambulance paramedics Chelsey Allen and Sharntelle Whyte celebrate the official opening of the Katanning sub centre after its first renovation in 20 years.
St John Ambulance Katanning welcomed a new era for its local heroes as they celebrated the official opening of its newly renovated ambulance sub centre.
The sub centre reopened on November 10 after its first renovation in 20 years.
It now has room for four ambulances and plenty of space for growth.
St John regional manager Cassandra Hughes said Katanning ambulance officers carried out more than 900 jobs a year.
“The new building has a designated administration office and first aid training area which will help in our purpose to increase the proportion of the population trained in first aid, ultimately improving community resilience,” she said.
“The latest renovations are intended to be as future-proof as possible, with space to house up to eight vehicles should the need arise.
“These renovations have been three years in the making and are the result of many countless hours of volunteers’ time in order to bring the project to fruition, with their commitment delivering an outstanding centre.”
The original building on this site was built in 1957 and housed just a single ambulance.
The provision of a volunteer-run community transport vehicle is also under consideration, for those who don’t have their own means of transport.
St John chief executive Michelle Fyfe and the southern regional team were present for the celebration.
Chelsey Allen and Kura the Bear.
St John Ambulance paramedics at the open day.
Chief executive Michelle Fyfe presents Paul Bradley with his service medal.