L-R: QAS District Director Tony Hucker, Ken Millers, Jenny Millers, Lisa Lee, Cherie Mason, Rosemaree Maker, Rod Jordan, and A/OIC James Whelan
It was a case of smiles all round when Queensland Ambulance Service District Director, Tony Hucker presented Certificates of Appreciation and Service Medals to some of the long term members of the Local Ambulance Committee and the Benefits Sub-committee.
Those honoured included Cherie Mason (20 years), Jenny Millers (10 years), Rod Jordan, Rosemaree Maker, Ken Millers, Lisa Lee, Carol Rixon, and Wendy Lowe (each 5 years).
District Director Hucker expressed his thanks for all the work put in by the members and said that the LAC was highly valued by the QAS for its support of the local Ambulance Stations.
To provide support to the community as well, we have placed a further supply of Medical Information Booklets in places such as the doctors’ surgery and the pharmacies as well as the Rainbow Beach Library. The booklets can be used to record your personal and medical information which is of assistance to our paramedics in case of an emergency.
As the Easter break and school holidays are fast approaching, it is timely to warn parents of the dangers for young children around campfires. Children have been burnt through stepping on sand that has been used to extinguish a campfire.
A fire put out with a bucket of water will retain little or no heat after a period of 10 minutes whereas using sand or dirt can mean that heat up to 100 degrees Celsius will remain for over eight hours. Burns should be cooled with cold running water and medical assistance sought immediately.