January 9, 2019

Another two seperate incidents in Australian pools or waterways yesterday, taking the national toll to nearly 60 deaths this summer (sorry but I've lost count) has caused an increase in the volume of the  alarm bells ringing in the headquarters of Surf Life Saving Aust...

December 25, 2018

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) has kicked of a Christmas campaign in a hope to stop unnecessary drowning deaths on our beaches/waterways and awareness around water safety.

Following the deaths of a father and son on a closed Victorian beach, witnessed by family and a...

August 29, 2018

The most important rule in first aid, above all else, is to ensure your own safety and is why it takes pride of place at the top of the 'Primary Survey'.

As both a paramedic and first aid trainer, I only want positive outcomes from treatment given by first aid...

August 9, 2018

Feel good for 1 MORE reason learning first aid with Help 4 Life in 2018 

$10 from every course will go to Rural Aid Australia - a charity that provides support programs including animal feed, cash handouts, and mental health assistance to rural Australian battlers.

August 8, 2018

A chilling question, if you came across someone not breathing, would you know what to do to save a life? How would you feel if no one was able to help and it was a friend or relative? As divers, we are possibly more exposed to life-threatening situations than non-diver...

Just three days earlier, young Jarrod McDonald had completed a CPR course. Little did he know that he would putting his newly acquired skills to the test - on his own uncle.

During a touch football game in Brisbane's north, 49 year old Laurence Crawley suddenly dropped...

EVERY time Jeremy Nelson and Rachel Miles hug their son Xavier, they feel like embracing the two men that saved their 12-year-old.

Only one in three parents know how to perform CPR but Xavier was lucky enough that two dads with that skill were on hand when he went into...

One minute they're walking along and talking, the next they're on the floor, not breathing and with no pulse. And what you do over the next 10 minutes will be the difference between life and death.

Each year in Australia about 20,000 people have a cardiac arrest out of...

February 4, 2018

A “WORLD first rescue” happened on January 18th in NSW when a government drone rescued two distressed teenagers swept out to sea.

Surf Life Saving drone Little Ripper undergoing a test on Sydney’s Maroubra beach. In barely a month, it would save two lives. Picture: Rene...

Bud and Noela Pawczynski are counting their lucky stars after a near-death experience last year was averted by the work of Karratha’s volunteer ambulance officers.

The Derby-based couple were on their way back from Geraldton after visiting their first grandchild and had...

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