Belmont, Perth,

Karratha students to receive vital first aid training

St John Ambulance WA is pleased to support a Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project initiative that will see all year 12 students in Karratha learn first aid skills.

North West Shelf Project sponsorship will allow all school leavers in the Pilbara town to undertake a St John conducted Provide First Aid course this year.

St John North West Regional Manager Wil White thanked the North West Shelf Project for its generous support.

“St John aims to make first aid a part of everyone’s life,” he said.

“These students will have an excellent grounding in first aid and basic life support skills for a range of emergency situations.

“We strengthen the chain of survival and increase community resilience when more people are equipped with these vital skills.”

Woodside Community Relations Manager Matt Keogh said training young people in first aid would lead to better health outcomes in regional WA.

“This initiative is delivered in partnership with Karratha Senior High School, St Luke’s College and St John Ambulance and provides the students who participate with potentially life-saving skills,” he said.

“The wider City of Karratha also benefits as, by the end of 2014, more than 100 additional members of this community will be armed with the skills to save a life.”

The Karratha first aid training initiative is proudly supported by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project through the Karratha Education Initiative.