We celebrate our South West lifesavers

1 May 2018

Royal Life Saving Society WA hosted a Professional Development Workshop at the South West Sports Centre in Bunbury last week, where 22 trainers attended to hear from five guest speakers on topics to assist them as they tech people vital who First Aid, Aquatic Rescue and Resuscitation skills.

Trainers attending a PD session in BunburyJonnine Rowe, our Community Education Manager and MC for the day, remarked “Part of our ongoing support is to provide our trainers with professional development to enable them to be the best trainers they can be, delivering our courses across the WA community.”

The trainers heard from speakers across a range of topics, including: Epilepsy Action Australia – Facts, First Aid and Strategies for Swimming, Kids Safe WA – Keeping Kids Injury Free, Asthma Foundation – Asthma Awareness Education and Royal Life Saving Society WA – Cultural Awareness Training.

At the end of the workshop, three deserving recipients were given awards for excellent service. Lori Buchanan received the WA Long Service Order for her great work. Lori has been a trainer with Royal Life Saving WA since 2007, delivering Bronze Medallion courses for the Vacswim Program and resuscitation courses in Busselton.Trainers watching a presentation during their PD session in Bunbury

Heather Freeman also received the WA Long Service Order. Heather has been a trainer with Royal Life Saving WA for since 2006, delivering Bronze Medallion and Resuscitation courses to the Bunbury Community.

Diane McDermott received the Meritorious Service Order for her great work and dedication to Royal Life Saving WA. Diane delivers Bronze strand and Austswim courses and has been a first aid trainer since 2013.

It was a fantastic day of workshopping and we'd like to thank all those trainers who attended and our amazing guest speakers!

If you'd like to take the next step in your first aid or aquatic journey, why not consider becoming a Community Trainer with Royal Life Saving WA and share your lifesaving skills with others! Find out how at the link below.

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