Belmont, Perth,

St John assistance at Perth Hills fires

St John Ambulance Western Australia has attended a small number of fire-related callouts in the Perth Hills today (Sunday, 12 December).

Two first aid crews, a paramedic crew, and an Emergency Management Unit vehicle have been deployed to provide first aid and support to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services in Parkerville.

At 12.17pm, St John attended to a 74-year-old man in Pickering Brook who was complaining of chest pains. The man was transported under Priority One conditions to Royal Perth Hospital.

At 12.51pm, a man collapsed on the roof of his house in Hovea. St John responded to the incident but was unable to access the roof. Despite assistance from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services in getting onto the roof, the man passed away at the scene.

At 12.52pm, a man fell through the roof of a house in Stoneville. He was transported to Royal Perth Hospital under normal road conditions.

St John will continue to operate a first aid post from both Parkerville and also Baldivis, where there is another bushfire in progress.

An area manager has been stationed at the command centre in Parkerville and a manager, metropolitan operations has been stationed in Baldivis.