CFA vs. Clive Palmer

We were up against stiff competition at our Port Macquarie First Aid course today. On the billing at Port Macquarie Panthers, was none other than Australia’s favourite mining mogul, theme park entrepreneur and politician, Clive Palmer and a presentation for his Palmer United Party. While we couldn’t offer life sized robot-dinosaurs or RMS Titanic replicas, … Continue reading

Pamplona Carnage 2013

Ever thought about being a First Aider at the Running of the Bulls? The annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain always presents us with some truly unique and graphic injuries. This year’s Running of the Bulls has been no exception. 23 people were reported to be injured in today’s running alone, including an … Continue reading

Teammates Save Teenager`s Life

A good news story for Friday. Quick thinking football club mates have saved the life of Queensland teenager with the use of CPR. Members of the Loganholme Football Club reacted quickly when Lucas Dyer suffered, without warning, a heart attack during an afternoon training session. The first aiders started CPR immediately and continued until paramedics … Continue reading

Allergy Awareness Week – May 13th – 19th

Food Allergy Awareness Week is an initiative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia. The week helps them to promote and develop through education, research and ongoing support, the awareness In the last decade severe food-induced allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in Australia have dramatically increased. There is no cure and currently no one understands why allergies are increasing … Continue reading

Machinery Can Be Armful

After having his arm severed off by machinery, a Hungarian man has managed to drive himself over 15 kilometres by car to a hospital to receive treatment. Following the accident, the 37-year-old was able to retrieve his arm from machinery and amazingly avoid bleeding to death on his way to the hospital. The man is … Continue reading