St John ambos need more vollies

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Albany Crew – volunteers with Station Manager, Stacey Abbott and Paramedics, Dean Fasolo and Bridget Eckersley
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St John Ambulance Albany is calling for more volunteers as it prepares to trial an additional crew.

The organisation is looking to recruit 20 to 30 new volunteers in Albany over the next six months.

Acting regional manager Siobhan Gallaghersaid they were particularly interested in people who could work night shifts.

“We are very fortunate to be trialling an additional crew in Albany later in the year and we need to build an additional volunteer base to meet the need of an additional crew,” she said.

“Job numbers continue to grow ... and also increases in tourism, aged care and many other community drivers.”

She said the call for volunteers in Albany was not due to a shortage but there were often shortages in the Great Southern.

“Across the region, there are some shortages due to jobs growth and also due to the relocation of some volunteers and changes in volunteer circumstances,” he said. “Katanning is now a very busy centre, which also runs a patient-transfer service.”

Volunteers would need to be physically fit and have a first-aid certificate.

Call regional training and development co-ordinator Toni Melia on 9334 1334.

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