b'FIRST AID, SURVIVAL AND SAFETYFirst aid and emergency responseAs a four wheel drive user visiting remoteareas you need to take responsibility foryour own safety. In the event of an accidentor illness help may be many hours away. It isrecommended that those who engage in out-door activities and remote area travel attenda certified first aid course, which includesCPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).Contact organisations such as St JohnAmbulance or Four Wheel Drive Victoria toenrol in courses. Whentravelling in a groupascertain who has First Aid qualifications.In your vehicle you should carry a book or similar should be in the vehicle.comprehensive first aid kit packed so that it Confronted with an emergency situation theis easily identified by anyone and easily first thing you should do is consider youraccessible in an emergency. There are own safety.several available however make sure the kithas multiple numbers of key components for Be calm and calm those around you.serious injury, not just cuts and bruises. Make sure that assisting a casualty does notRegularly check the contents and discard put yourself or others in danger. any that have exceeded their use by dates If the situation is beyond simple first aid,and replenish with new stock. Always carry help must be summoned as quickly aswater in your vehicle. possible. If you have phone, satellite phone,The book Australian First Aid publishedUHF or HF radio contact, follow the followingby St John Ambulance is a veryguidelines,comprehensive first aid reference and the Ask for the ambulance service Give exact location, nearest town, trackname, nearest junction, map reference,etc. List the number ofpatients Provide a description ofthe injuries or illness Provide details on howyou can becontacted38'