Call for nominations for the Board and Executive for 2018/2019

Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania Inc
Call for nominations for the Board and Executive
 
The VAOAT Annual General Meeting will be held at Scamander on the East Coast of Tasmania  on Sunday 2nd  December 2018. Nominations are sought from members interested in getting involved in the governance of the organisation. All roles are voluntary and unpaid, although expenses for travel etc will be reimbursed . There are eight positions for Ordinary Board Members and four Executive positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary. We encourage and welcome ‘new blood’ on the Board, and anybody considering nominating is invited to contact the President, or any of the Board members.
 
Nominations – with a proposer and seconder who are both current VAOAT members – should be sent, by mail or email, to the Public Officer by 22nd November 2018. The nomination form is available here:
VAOAT nomination 2018- 2019 Version 2
 
Wayne Doran
Public Officer
Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania Inc.
wayned3@hotmail.com

Call for nominations for the Board and Executive for 2017/2018

Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania Inc
Call for nominations for the Board and Executive
 
The VAOAT Annual General Meeting will be held at Campbell Town on Saturday 25th November. Nominations are sought from members interested in getting involved in the governance of the organisation. All roles are voluntary and unpaid, although expenses for travel etc will be reimbursed . There are eight positions for Ordinary Board Members and four Executive positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary. We encourage and welcome ‘new blood’ on the Board, and anybody considering nominating is invited to contact the President, or any of the Board members.
 
Nominations – with a proposer and seconder who are both current VAOAT members – should be sent, by mail or email, to the Public Officer by 15th November 2017. The nomination form is available here:
 
Dianne Coon
Public Officer
Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania Inc.
info@tasmanianambulancevolunteers.asn.au

Audited financials FY 2016

There was a delay in completing our audited report, due to some technicalities in describing amounts – ie, whether an amount should be recorded as a grant or a donation, etc.

They have now been completed and the annual return submitted.

Should anyone wish to see the audited accounts please contact the Treasurer or the Secretary.

Dianne Coon
Secretary and Public Officer

Scholarships for volunteers

Last week the Hon Michael Keenan MP., announced the commencement of the emergency management volunteer scholarship program. The program will boost education development opportunities to ensure volunteers and their agencies are best equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Eligible volunteers can receive financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields. They will receive up to $12,000 for completing vocational education and training and up to $25,000 for higher education.

For more information on the application process visit the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website.

https://www.aidr.org.au/education/scholarships-for-volunteers/

Careflight MediSim Trauma Training

Once again Careflight is offering their MediSim Trauma Care Workshop to emergency service volunteers in Tasmania. Participants who attended last year found this training extremely valuable and interesting.

This program runs over one day (8:30 to 4:30) or two evenings (6pm to 10pm) and is specifically designed to give participants the skills needed until emergency services arrive. While AT volunteers are already trained in Apply First Aid or Apply Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, CareFlight’s Volunteer Trauma Care workshop will build upon that training with additional knowledge, skills and confidence that may significantly enhance the long-term outcome of trauma patients. There are more details in the attached brochure.

The dates and locations for 2014 are as follows:

– Port Sorell November 25 & 26 (a two night workshop starting at 1750 and finishing at 2200 each night)

– Cradle Mountain November 28 (a one day workshop starting at 0820 and finishing at 1700)

– Hobart November 30 (a one day workshop)

– Freycinet December 1 (a one day workshop)

This training is not offered through or by Ambulance Tasmania. Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements and must wear casual clothes not AT uniform. AT cannot reimburse travel expenses and cannot provide Workers Compensation or any other insurance cover to participants.

Techniques taught by Careflight may differ substantially from those required by AT for VAOs and attaining competency in a skill or technique through CareFlight does not authorise a VAO to practice that skill or technique while working on-road under the auspices of AT.

AT recognise this is a valuable training opportunity for VAOs and the Director of Clinical Services has indicated that any VAO who completes the CareFlight training may apply to the Manager of Education and Professional Development for recognition of third-party training and will be awarded four training points towards their annual Minimum Requirements.