When the Flu becomes deadly

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Australia is currently experiencing one of the deadliest strains of the flu virus that the country has witnessed in decades.  A nursing home in Tasmania confirmed that 6 residents had died from influenza following the news that a young father passed away on Father’s Day from the virus. However, it was the recent and tragic […]

Stroke First Aid

Stroke First Aid

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What is a Stroke?

A stroke happens when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked by either a clot or a bleed, this is a common medical emergency in the elderly but can also happen to anyone at any time.
Stroke Symptoms – How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T

Beer First Aid Anyone?

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Carlton United brewery not only produces some of the best beers in the world, they know how to look after their staff and contractors. CUB contracted our service to train staff in the vital skill of Resuscitation and First Aid – here are some pics from the courses over the past weeks. The team building […]

Mayor Tate Praises CPR Instructor

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The Mayor Tom Tate had his first catch up on Monday with his personal CPR instructor Scott Whimpey, from First Aid Accident & Emergency. Scott and the Mayor met at the council chambers to de-brief after the Mayor’s wife, Ruth Tate, collapsed and had to be resuscitated two weeks ago in a Singapore Airport. The Mayor commended Scott, who […]

Mayor Tate learns CPR and saves his wife.

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First Aid Accident & Emergency director, Scott Whimpey was contacted late last year by the Mayor’s office, the Mayor wanted a specalised CPR and first aid course, tailored specifically for himself and one of his team. The Mayoral office was given FAAE’s details from sources in ‘industry’ that highly recommended Scott and his organisation as […]

Defibrillator’s delivered to Gold Coast parkrun’s

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This Saturday was a special day for Kirra parkrun, not only was it their 5th year anniversary, they also received a new LIFEPAK CR PLUS Defibrillator from Scott Whimpey, director of First Aid Accident & Emergency. Scott got the word that Gavin Mathieson, Gold Coast area manager for parkrun was visiting Kirra, along with Paul […]

Defibrillators for every parkrun

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  First Aid Accident & Emergency (FAAE) have partnered up with Guy Leech and parkrun for an Australian first. FAAE have established themselves as a market leader for Workplace Defibrillators by teaming up with the best in the business- Guy Leech, parkrun and Physio Control to deliver an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to every parkrun event in the country, that’s right, the ultimate life […]

First Aid tips for surviving a Heatwave

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The Gold Coast is officially in the midst of a heatwave and with the conditions forecast to continue on throughout the weekend, it is important to understand the ‘dangers’ of a heatwave. With temperatures set to soar and humidity levels getting higher across the next few days, emergency services are advising people in the affected […]

Near drownings reinforce need for parents to learn CPR

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It’s been a busy time for emergency services in the Tropical Northern Queensland city of Cairns over the past week with several near-drownings only days apart from each other. The drownings involved children under the age of 6, one whom was swimming in a public pool, one who was visiting a local water attraction and […]

First Aid for Dreamworld Engineering Team

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It has been a difficult time for the staff and local community of Dreamworld so when our First Aid Accident and Emergency office received the phone call to facilitate a Low Voltage Rescue and Resuscitation Course for the engineering team, our CEO and chief trainer, Scott Whimpey, took the job on himself. Knowing First Aid […]