Emergency Training Paid Off

The Nyirrunggulung-RISE team and the Barunga team were all at the Beswick CDP Work Shed on the 19th of January 2023 at 9.30am. All teams were busy having a meeting to discuss future projects.

Previous Care Flight training teaching the team how to keep someone still

During the meeting the team heard screaming and cries of distress coming from somewhere close by. Moments later a female around 30 years old staggered into our yard and then collapsed on the ground.

Previous Care Flight training that helped the team know what to do in an emergency

The way she was screaming and shaking concerned all the fellas and they quickly jumped into action and took control of the situation exactly like they were taught during their Care Flight training.

All of the teams involved were amazing under a real life emergency situation, they were calm and controlled and remembered all the emergency training.

Peter Beesley called Emergency Services while two fellas put her in the recovery position. Another cleared the area from debris to make sure she was safe where she was lying.

Others held up a sheet of tin to keep the sun off her whilst someone kept talking and let her know she wasn’t alone. A short time later the Community Ambulance arrived and one person from the team let them know what happened when they got on scene.

It was great to see the training from the Care Flight in action and how the fellas calmly put all their training into action.

The woman was taken to the hospital and all of us at Nyirrunggulung-RISE hope she is okay. The Nyirrunggulung RISE Team did what they were taught and helped a person in need. It is nice to know these fellas are around if we ever need help.

This story proves how important training is and you never know when it will come in handy. We would like to say a BIG thank you to all involved for helping this woman in her time of need.