COME IN: Erin Thrupp, Geoffrey Davey and Neil Maclachlan get ready to open the doors to the Roma ambulance station on Wednesday.
COME IN: Erin Thrupp, Geoffrey Davey and Neil Maclachlan get ready to open the doors to the Roma ambulance station on Wednesday. Sarah Dionysius

Chance to glance inside the life of a Roma paramedic

IF you have ever wanted to know just what happens inside the Roma ambulance station, then now is your chance.

It's Ambulance Week and as a way of celebrating Roma's officer-in-charge Neil Maclachlan and his team are opening up their office to the public.

"It's a just a great way to come and meet the paramedics face-to-face," he said.

"Whether you tour the station, its vehicles and equipment or undertake a CPR Awareness session, there's something for even the smallest members of the family to enjoy - including a sausage sizzle,"

Neil suggested the best way to pump life into the station's celebrations is to undertake a short CPR Awareness session between the hours of 10am and 2pm.

"Three in four people that suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will do so in the home," he said.

"Bystander CPR can double or triple an out-of-hospital patient's chances of survival and in most cases, it could save the life of a friend or loved one," he said. "It's an easy skill to learn with lifelong benefits."

Where and when: Roma Ambulance Station, 85 Arthur Street on Wednesday from 10am - 2pm.


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