As a regular event organizer of sporting events across Victoria, I am often faced with the decision of who to use for event first aid coverage. I recently ran a football competition in Gippsland, Victoria with over 100 players and 300 spectators. Given the potential for injury to occur, I contacted Medical Response.
Medical Response were able to provide us with two paramedics, who set up a first aid marquee, and provided all equipment such as first aid kits, defibrillators, spinal immobilization, oxygen and wheelchairs. This gave us complete confidence that our event was covered in the event of an emergency.
The paramedics that attended had prior experience in emergency medicine and have all worked in the emergency services sector previously. It was evident that they had some pretty impressive experience, as we had a spectator that was hit by a car in the parking lot. They sprung into action and ensured that the patient was well looked after and treated for her injuries.
For anyone else looking at first aid services for their event, I highly recommend Jay and the team at Medical Response. They did a great job, at a fantastic price, and will travel all around Victoria. Give them a call on 1300 303 655 or check out their website at http://medicalresponse.com.au . Tell them Mick from the Gippsland footy club sent you!