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  20 Apr 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: Helping paramedics stay safe

How you respond in an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. You need to assess the situation, think fast and prioritise your actions to preserve the life of someone sick or injured. Now imagine if at the same time your own personal safety is in danger. …


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  14 Apr 2021
EMPLOYEES: Fresh start in Katherine for graduate paramedic, Matt Wright.

There are a lot of differences between growing up in a city down south and growing up somewhere rural in the NT. According to St John NT graduate Paramedic Matt Wright (no, not the croc-wrangler) the biggest difference is that unlike …

  29 Mar 2021
VOLUNTEERS: Mission: not quite so Impossible

THE MISSION: A community that is educated in first aid, engaged, community-minded, self-reliant and future leaders. THE AGENTS: Our next generation, St John NT Youth members. The St John NT Youth program is a youth development …

  08 Mar 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: IWD national honours for St John NT women

Six St John NT employees have been recognised in the 2021 Council of Ambulance Authorities Women in Ambulance Awards. This campaign was launched in 2020 and is designed to highlight successful and hardworking women in ambulance services …

  08 Mar 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: IWD honours for Dr Valerie Asche

This International Women’s Day, St John NT paid tribute to the first female patron of St John NT and the first Dame of the Order in the Northern Territory, Dr Valerie Asche PhD, AM, DStJ. A highly respected academic and microbiologist, Dr …

  01 Mar 2021
EMPLOYEES: NT appeal for intern paramedic

“Snacks are essential!” St John NT intern Sarah Evans got straight to the important things. “It’s also important to bring your lunch in the car when you’re on shift, as you may not get back to the station for meal break, or you could be …

  25 Feb 2021
MEDIA RELEASE: Katherine store manager recognised with St John Save a Life Award

St John NT have recognised the swift actions of a member of the Katherine community today with a Save a Life Award. Katherine Woolworths Manager, Monte Montebello quickly responded to the needs of a trolley contractor in his store …

  24 Feb 2021
VOLUNTEERS: Pride in Community Education with Johannes Baluyot

“Definitely excitement, but also a sense of pride.” This is what goes through Johannes Baluyot’s mind before starting a volunteer shift. “When you put on the green uniform, you put on a sense of pride, respect and trust placed toward St …

  19 Feb 2021
VOLUNTEERS: Val Eaton, volunteer and Community Educator extraordinaire

“Teaching children to assist in an emergency situation is to empower them in what can be a very traumatic experience.” St John NT volunteer Val told us why she got involved with Community Education.  “If they know what to do because …

  18 Feb 2021
Media Release: St John NT appoints new Commissioner of Volunteers

St John NT has appointed Melissa Crompton as the new NT Commissioner of Volunteers, taking on a new leadership role and commitment to supporting the Northern Territory community. At 28 years of age, Melissa is the youngest Commissione…

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