St John on emergency standby in city

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St John Ambulance will be patrolling within the city limits of Port Moresby until New Year’s eve, says chief superintendent Rigona Rita.
“As usual, we will be patrolling and standing by for any emergency calls coming to our main call centre,” Rita said.
“Our Rapid Response team will patrol the city boundaries. We will attend to emergencies if there are calls.
“For Gerehu and downtown fire stations, we have allocated one ambulance each to tag along with the fire service for fire emergencies.”
Rita said Rapid Response included fully kitted ambulances with first-aid equipment and specialised and trained paramedics.
Rita said the message to the general public was to celebrate the festive season with care and joy.
Chief fire officer Bill Roo thanked St John Ambulance chief officer Matt Cannon for releasing two ambulances to fire stations at Gerehu and downtown to be on standby.
“We share common goals and interests to save lives and protect properties so that our city can be a better place to live in,” Roo said.
Roo also said for the Fire Services, it would be business as usual for his officers.

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