Warmun pool manager delivers first community first aid course

2 May 2022
Royal Life Saving WA’s Stephen Waterman, who is the remote pool manager in the Kimberley community of Warmun, recently delivered his very first First Aid training course after becoming a qualified trainer.

Owen and Peter Thomas practising bandaging techniquesStephen recently completed his Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as well as a course in becoming a First Aid trainer for Royal Life Saving WA. His qualifications mean he is now able to deliver and assess nationally-recognised first aid training, including the HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course.

“Over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April I presented my first First Aid course to two NORFORCE Veterans, Owen and Peter Thomas,” said Stephen. Owen and Peter are brothers who both served in the North West Mobile Force which included members of the Warmun community. “The brothers were keen to refine their skills, some of which they had not done since their time in the army.”

Indigenous first aid course participants practising CPRStephen tailored the course to his first two students and their location in a remote part of the Kimberley. “The training scenarios were aimed at being out bush and we talked a lot about heat injuries and snake bites,” he said. During the training, Owen and Peter recounted stories of being sent out to find community members who had gone missing and how they managed to survive for so long out in the bush.

“I am honoured to be able to help out the Veteran Community within Warmun,” said Stephen. “It was a great weekend and the brothers performed extremely well and I am looking forward to assisting the Community with more training.”

Congratulations to Stephen on his successful first delivery of a first aid training course, we look forward to seeing him deliver many more!