August 1, 2015
Kingaroy Ambulance Station is about to receive two new ambulances, the Local Ambulance Committee AGM was told on Wednesday night.
Officer-in-charge Adam Flory said the local fleet had been reshuffled to meet demand and maintain consistency.
It will now consist of three twin-stretcher vehicles (one due to arrive on Friday), two single-stretcher vehicles (with one new vehicle arriving during the next four weeks) and a 4WD troop carrier.
Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) president John Box said the committee had raised funds and donated a new display cupboard, valued at $3990, for the station and several anatomy and physiology models for paramedic education valued at $2700.
“We have also committed to providing $2500 for text books,” Mr Box said.
The LAC has also been active in the local community, holding a “Decorate a Donut” week fundraiser in Kingaroy Shoppingworld with paramedics carrying out free blood pressure checks on passing shoppers.
“The Rotary Club of Kingaroy conducted one of their weekly meetings at the station and listened to presentations. They then went on a tour of the station and asked plenty of questions,” Mr Box said.
“Members attended Peer CPR Awareness Training and participated in presentations for Grade 9 students and parents at St John’s Lutheran School and a special presentation for SB Care clients at the station and look forward to further presentations for community groups.”
The current LAC committee was re-elected at the AGM: President John Box, Vice-President Debbie Jackson, Treasurer Sharon Leach and Secretary Christine Box.
Anyone interested in joining the LAC should contact Mr Box by email