Gurmesh Singh MP

NANA GLEN RECEIVES FIRST EVER COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM VEHICLE

The community in and around Nana Glen will be even better served by NSW Ambulance with the area welcoming the first ever dedicated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) vehicle.

The milestone marks an important step in the evolution of NSW Ambulance’s clinical volunteer program across the state with the introduction of this model.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the response vehicle was a welcome addition for the Nana Glen CERT and the community.

“This is another amazing initiative provided by the NSW Government supporting the Nana Glen team and the local community. The vehicle will help save lives in the region,” Mr Singh said.

“The vehicle will provide enhanced safety and security for the clinical volunteers to respond to incidents in Nana Glen and surrounding regions.”

The fit-for-purpose vehicle has warning lights and is fully marked with NSW Ambulance livery allowing our CERT volunteers to get to medical emergencies faster. No longer will they need to travel to a central point and pick up their clinical equipment before proceeding to the incident.

It came about thanks to a $25,000 Premier’s Grant along with fundraising from the Nana Glen team and the local community which funded the clinical equipment and the internal fit out while NSW Ambulance provided the vehicle through the organisation’s fleet program.

NSW Ambulance Acting Deputy Commissioner Clare Beech said the new response vehicle is an important step in the right direction to support our NSW Ambulance clinical volunteers.

“Many of our Community First Responders currently use private vehicles to respond to incidents, this CERT vehicle will reduce our response times when responding to life-threatening emergencies and we know that the early delivery of clinical care makes a big difference to patients’ health outcomes,” Ms Beech said.