cpr training skills save lives

The Importance of Learning CPR in a Workplace


Staff at a Helensvale medical imaging centre did not perform CPR on an elderly woman who suffered a cardiac arrest while in their care, the Coroners Court in Southport has been told. An 87 year old patient went to the imaging centre to have a procedure to help alleviate pain in her lower back on 14 […]

Snake First Aid

Snake Season Has Come Early…

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Even the word ‘snake’ is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many Australians – especially once summer looms and the heat makes snakes more active. However, this is often an irrational fear as more often than not snakes will try and get as far away from you as possible. It’s only when a […]

Why we Train Electrical Workers in Low Voltage Rescue

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Workers burned by arc flash in switchboards In October 2018, an electrical worker received burns to his hand, neck and face from an arc flash while he was terminating cables running to a switchboard. In September 2018, an electrical worker received burns to his hands when his pliers shorted two phases while attempting to fit a […]

Koala Koaches install Defibrillator

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Since 1963, Koala Koaches has been a local, family owned and operated Bus and Coach company, based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. They operate a fleet of various sized Buses and Coaches, and have offered a safe and reliable transport service for over 50 years. The team from Koala Koaches recently had training in first aid from another […]

Heartsine Samaratin 360P Defibrillator

The Defibrillator Popularity Contest Winner

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Having a wide range of defibrillators in our store, sometimes it’s hard to pick a favourite. It’s like telling one of your kids you like them over their siblings. You feel a little guilty, and they all have great qualities but there is just one that consistently stands above the rest… That’s how we feel about […]

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Don’t Lock Away Your Defibrillators

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It’s the nightmare scenario you never want to happen. Someone collapses at your place of work. A colleague, a customer or a tradesman. You’ve received CPR training and you know how to use a defibrillator. As someone calls the paramedics, you suddenly realise in your panic-stricken state that you aren’t 100% sure where the defibrillator […]

HeartSine 360P AED

HeartSine 360p Defibrillator Package SPECIAL

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First Aid Accident & Emergency announce a SPECIAL on the HeartSine 360p Defibrillator Package $1999.00 save $200 HeartSine Samaritan PAD 360P Defibrillator Package from the Australian supplier to 2018 Commonwealth Games and parkrun Australia, First Aid Accident & Emergency are a 100% Australian owned defibrillator specialist.                   […]

Condev Charity Ride

FAAE Support Condev Cares Charity Ride


First Aid Accident & Emergency are proud to support local charities and events and we were proud to support the CONDEV Cares Charity Ride on the weekend. Condev employees, along with Matt Rogers, Ex NRL and Wallabies legend, Robbie McEven, Nic Gates and ex Tour de France riders rode 120km from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast […]

Construction CPR AED

Defibrillators for Construction

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The Gold Coast is booming right now in construction, and with all these additional worksites comes the risk of working in medium-high risk environments. We can’t recommend enough that defibrillators should be located onsite at all construction areas. Did you know there’s only a 10 minute window for a patient to be successfully resuscitated with […]

heart attack victim first aid course

woman Suffers Suspected Heart Attack in our Training Centre


  On Saturday, a woman participating in a First Aid Accident & Emergency (FAAE) training course started to suffer from chest pains, back pain and feeling ‘unwell.’ Suspecting a heart attack, trainer Wendy immediately called an ambulance, kept the woman in an upright position and stayed with her until paramedics arrived. This is not the […]