Our upcoming ‘Trauma Week’ is a significant event in the QAS calendar and is designed to put Critical Care Paramedic recruits through challenging scenarios and test their skills in treating high acuity patients.

Paramedics in Mackay helped CCP intern Bob Birmingham prepare for the week with a trauma simulation training day.
The heatwave is still with us unfortunately and today is going to be another hot one. Find a cool spot to spend the day if you can and keep up your water intake. Our Director of Patient Safety Tony Hucker has some good tips to beat the heat.
With floodwater currently affecting a number of roads in northern and central Queensland, and storms expected across northern, western and southern districts in coming days, please remember to never drive through flooded roads or causeways. You can never know if the road surface has been badly damaged or if there are dangerous obstacles under the water. #ifitsfloodedforgetit
It doesn’t matter where you are, the principles for dealing with a cardiac arrest are the same. Making an early phone call to request an ambulance and conducting CPR until paramedics arrive can make a huge difference to a patient’s chances of survival.
Here’s a great reminder from our colleagues at the Scottish Ambulance Service. If you’re interested in learning CPR in Queensland, visit our...
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An extreme heat warning worth listening to from our Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Tony Hucker.
Our paramedics will farewell a beloved colleague in Sarina this week. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Stephen's family.

Paramedics mourn loss of a colleague

It’s competitive, it’s challenging and it’s not for everyone. We aren’t talking about Navy SEAL Hell Week training but we are talking about preparing for our Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) Program’s Trauma Week being held in Brisbane next month. Paramedics in Toowoomba have rallied behind local CCP interns Ben Elliot and Jack Williams to help prepare them for the training that is ahead.
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This year signals 125 years since ambulance services were established in Queensland. To celebrate, Petrie Ambulance Station is holding an open day to give locals a chance to discover more about the QAS and its vital work. If you live in or around Petrie drop into the station, located on the corner of Cook and O'Loan Streets, on Saturday from 9am to 1pm and check out their medical equipment,...
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Disappointing! Another senseless act of wilful damage and violence against the people that are just there to help.
Brianna’s incredible story is not only one of survival and determination, but also of friendship.
A year ago she was severely injured in a house fire near Ipswich that almost claimed her life. Six ambulance units with officers from West Moreton and Brisbane’s metropolitan regions responded to the case. Today she dons a bright smile and is a positive role model for other young women.
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With Injune expecting to top 40°C today, local paramedic Karley Patchett checked on a couple of four legged residents to make sure they were keeping cool.
With high temperatures forecast for the remainder of the week, paramedics are urging Queenslanders to keep cool and monitor the elderly, sick and young children for signs of heat-related illness.
If someone does experience heat stroke...
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Entries are now open for the Pedal4Paramedics Challenge, which starts on the Sunshine Coast on May 3. The 7-day ride will raise funds for QAS Legacy – a charitable organisation that provides a range of services to families that have suffered the loss of a serving or retired ambulance officer.

For more information, including the entry form, please visit the QAS Legacy Scheme website or...
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With severe heatwave conditions expected in central and southern Queensland in the next few days, we're asking everyone to take extra care, drink plenty of water and please keep a close eye on the elderly and young children.
This is the reality facing paramedics driving through busy city traffic to serious and life-threatening emergencies. Please help us out by being aware of your surroundings, scanning your mirrors regularly and moving calmly and carefully out of our way if we are approaching your car with our lights and sirens on.
New Year’s is a time to enjoy the sun and have some fun. From the team on North Stradbroke Island, enjoy our beautiful Queensland beaches by always swimming between the flags and never after dark.
With New Years celebrations being this weekend, it is a timely reminder to drink responsibly and watch out for your mates.
Our Local Ambulance Committees (LACs) do great work year round to support the ambulance stations in their community. On the Sunshine Coast, QAS staff at Buderim Ambulance Station organised gifts through their social club to say thank you and Merry Christmas to the Buderim LAC.