Welcome to the Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania website. Whether you are a long-standing member of the association, a new volunteer or someone who is thinking about becoming a volunteer ambulance officer, we hope you will find the site full of useful information.
Making a difference ...Tasmania's 500+ volunteer ambulance officers.
May 2013 Issue of "First Response" Now Available
May 10 2013 (Marg Dennis, Editor)
The latest issue of the Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania quarterly newsletter "First Response" is now available from the "Newsletters" page on the VAOAT website, or click on the link below to download a copy.
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22-24 November 2013
Nubeena Gathering and AGM
VAOAT's regular spring Gathering and Annual General meeting will be held at Nubeena from Friday evening 22 November 2013 through Sunday afternoon 24 November 2013.
Watch for further details and online registration mid-2013.
2WHAT WE DO
It's not difficult and there's lots of training and support.
Volunteers assist in many ways including first-response to medical emergencies, patient care, assisting paramedics and transporting people to hospital.
3HOW YOU CAN HELP
We need more volunteers, but there are other ways you can help.
There's always a need for more volunteers, but there are lots of other ways you can help us continue this vital service.
NEW VOLUNTEERS ?
If you would like to make a very real contribution to your community, and gain valuable skills that will stay with you for life, click here or call 1300-303-196 to find out more about becoming a Volunteer Ambulance Officer .
The Association has been responsible for funding significant improvements in driver training for all Volunteer Ambulance Officers in Tasmania.
- Presentation of Certificates of Excellence to three Port Sorell VAOs
Pictured are Jack Van Tatenhove, Henk Eekelschot & Christine Medhurst, with Lara Giddings (Minister for Health).
Our Gatherings are a time for renewing friendships and making new ones.
"Blood Challenge" was theme for dinner on Saturday evening at Camp Banksia in Port Sorell.
If you are a member, remember it's your association and we'd love to hear from you. Tasmania is fortunate to have a very strong association representing the interests of all volunteer ambulance officers across the state. We enjoy an excellent relationship with TAS management and have a powerful voice within government regarding pre-hospital care in Tasmania.
If you aren't a member, please consider joining up and supporting our ongoing work on your behalf.