New wheels for first aid crew

A NEW vehicle is rushing first aid responders to emergencies in the Venus Bay district.

The Venus Bay Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has taken delivery of a Nissan X-Trail, supplied by Ambulance Victoria and the third vehicle the CERT has had since starting.

The old CERT signage was green, including on volunteer first aiders’ uniforms, but now both vehicle and personnel uniforms match the blue of Ambulance Victoria.

The car is also now more recognisable as an emergency vehicle and will provide CERT with more visibility on the road, especially if a callout is on the side of a road. Passing vehicles are urged to respect members and slow down.

The former vehicle was approximately six years old and was replaced due to age.

CERT members attend from 120 to 150 callouts a year, from cardiac problems and snake bites to breathing difficulties, falls and drowning.

The unit has 12 members and always welcomes more.

Nice vehicle: posing with the new vehicle are members of Venus Bay Community Emergency Response Team, Anne McIntyre (more than 10 years service), Tom Ohia (six years service), Gayle Rodgers (two years service), Theo Allan (two years service) and Michelle Ford (five years service).

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