Twelve volunteers recently attended a First Aid training course run specifically for MCCG by St John’s Ambulance and held in Brookfield Hall. The training was organised by Sam Bayford-Brown and funded by Brisbane City Council. It included Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training as well as basic first aid. It was attended by volunteers from our Native Plant Nursery and bushcare groups, as well as several Habitat Brisbane group leaders and MCCG Committee Members. John, the trainer from St John’s Ambulance, did an excellent job under somewhat trying conditions, (it was a very hot day and there is no air-conditioning in Brookfield Hall). John also had to compete with a thunderstorm in the afternoon and numerous police ambulance sirens, which made the experience somewhat surreal, but perhaps emphasised that accidents can occur at anytime and it is best to be prepared!
Many thanks to Sam for cajoling so many of us into updating our first aid training and to Donna Edwards and Simon Fox from Brisbane City Council (Community Conservation Partnerships/Habitat Brisbane) for supporting the initiative.
Attendees at First Aid Training in Brookfield Hall