Who helps our community when we need it? Paramedic Mr Waseem from Ambulance Victoria brought our learning to life this week with a visit to our Foundation classes. Our young inquirers had the opportunity to learn when someone might need an Ambulance, how to contact emergency services, and what to expect if they call 000.
We toured the ambulance and asked lots or questions about the different tools and equipment we could see. We found out that there are many types of medical kits in different colours to help the paramedics to easily identify what equipment is in each kit. We also saw how easy it is to pull out the mechanical stretcher and put it back into the ambulance while someone sick or injured is in it. We now know that it is important to move out of the way of an ambulance when they have their lights and siren going.
Thank you Paramedic Waseem for teaching us about what paramedics do and how they use ambulances to help make our community safe.