EVERY ACTION COUNTS: Warwick paramedics Anna Bowman and Kim Underwood  say CPR training is vital for everyone.
EVERY ACTION COUNTS: Warwick paramedics Anna Bowman and Kim Underwood say CPR training is vital for everyone. Nicole Zurcas

Warwick residents can learn how to save a life

IN AN emergency situation, applying practical first aid training can make a real difference in saving lives.

Warwick paramedic Kim Underwood said public knowledge of first aid was essential. .

"Whatever a person can do to keep a person safe before we arrive is useful,” she said.

As part of Ambulance Week, the Warwick Ambulance Station is holding an open day tomorrow.

Officer in charge Jamie Taylor invites the community to head down to see how the station operates.

"We're throwing the doors open for the community to come and see what we do,” he said.

"It's an opportunity for people to meet the crew and ask any questions about our work.”

Mr Taylor said the crew wanted to build awareness of effective CPR in the community to help save lives.

Demonstrations of effective CPR techniques will be conducted throughout the day.

Paramedic Anna Bowman said they would cover a range of basic methods. "We'll be focusing on how to identify if CPR is required, how to check for a pulse and how to apply effective CPR,” she said.

The crew will hold a sausage sizzle and the vehicles will be open for people to look inside.

The Percy St station will be open 10am to 1pm.



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