The app allows qualified first aiders in Western Australia to register to become Community First Responders.
If a nearby (500m) medical emergency occurs, they can assist until help arrives.
It's full of features that support you with learning and delivering first aid. It helps you to be emergency-ready.
The features which require mobile coverage and internet access are:
- Dial 000 (mobile coverage)
- Dial 000 automatic GPS locator (internet access)
- First Responder (internet access)
- Your courses (internet access)
Many features don't require internet access.
However, the first time you use the app, you will need the internet to download content.
You will need to visit both the defibrillator and urgent care maps directly to download their content.
Once downloaded, you'll be able to use these features offline.
The app contains first aid guides, a defibrillator and urgent care map, access to community transport, and training history.
If you no longer wish to receive incident notifications, you can toggle your Community First Responder status from ‘Active’ to ‘Inactive’.
If you carry a defibrillator with you, there is no requirement to register it on the app.
You can bring your defibrillator with you when responding to suitable incidents.
To register as a Community First Responder, you need to have completed an RTO-accredited first aid course or St John WA equivalent first aid course within the past 3 years.
We also accept emergency services personnel and medical or health care practitioners registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
You can update your details through ‘Settings’ and your ‘Profile’ in the app, or visit https://stjohnwa.com.au/my-account
If you've completed the required first aid training through St John WA, you will be approved immediately.
If any qualifications, registrations or identification need to be verified by our team, it takes approximately 2 business days.
No. State legislation prevents people from incurring any personal civil liability for their actions in providing first aid.
The Civil Liability Act 2002 states:
"A good Samaritan does not incur any personal civil liability in respect of an act or omission done or made by the good Samaritan at the scene of an emergency in good faith and without recklessness in assisting a person in apparent need of emergency assistance."
We use the information you provide at registration to send you appropriate incidents and provide you with personalised support.