Have you got what it takes to help save lives by training other riders on how to be an effective first responder at motorcycle crashes?
First Aid for Motorcyclists (FAFM) founders Tracy Hughes and Roger Fance have taken their Motorcycle Accident Management course around the country in the past 18 months, training around 1800 riders and other road users what to do in the event of a motorbike accident.
Along the way, FAFM has inspired other passionate riders to become trainers in Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Victoria to continue the program.
Now they are actively seeking qualified trainers in Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria to make this a truly national service.
“We get plenty of enquiries about when we are bringing the course to riders or returning to some of the more difficult to reach places like Western Australia and Tasmania” says Roger.
“It’s challenging, given the distances and expense involved, but we have had great feedback and we are keen to ensure that local riders in these locations have access to this valuable training.
“This is a great part-time opportunity for someone who is passionate about motorcycling and also wants to make a positive contribution to the motorcycle community by helping to reduce the road toll and consequences of serious injury”.
Motorbike Writer is a proud supporter of FAFM and we have reported on several occasions of incidents where the training has helped save lives.
In NSW, the RMS and several local councils are getting behind the course by subsiding sessions in their region. These organisations consider the specialised FAFM training to be a proactive way to help riders manage risk given it’s often another rider who is first on the scene.
If you are interested in becoming a First Aid for Motorcyclists instructor, you will need various first-aid qualifications. Trainers will also be trained specifically for motorcycle accident scene management.
More details on qualifications, training and other requirements are available on their website.
2017 FAFM course dates
FAFM have released their course schedule for the first half of next year around NSW, ACT, Queensland and NT with more in the planning stage for later in the year.