Trainers needed to help save lives

First aid

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.

First Aid for Motorcyclists patch training injuries
Another crash scene

“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.

First Aid for Motorcyclists class help
First Aid for Motorcyclists class

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.First aid water

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.

Course duration: 4.5 hrs 

Cost: $85 per person

QLD – BOOK NOW

  • Jan 14 –  MACKAY – The Ocean International Hotel – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • Jan 29 – TOWNSVILLE – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • Feb 12 – CAIRNS – North Cairns Tigers Club – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • Mar 5 – GOLD COAST – Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club  – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Mar 11 – BRISBANE/Grange – Brothers Leagues Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Mar 11 – BUNDABERG – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • Mar 12 – IPSWICH – Ipswich Country – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Mar 12 – ROCKHAMPTON – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • Mar 18 – BRISBANE/Birkdale – Redlands Multi Sports Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Mar 19 – TOOWOOMBA – South Toowoomba Bowls Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Mar 26 – SUNSHINE COAST/Kawana Surf Life Savings Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Apr 29 – MACKAY – The Ocean International Hotel – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • May 13 – BUNDABERG – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • May 14 – ROCKHAMPTON – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • Jun 3 – BRISBANE/Grange – Brothers Leagues Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Jun 4 – IPSWICH – Ipswich Golf Club– 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Jun 10 – BRISBANE/Birkdale – Redlands Multi Sports Club– 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Jun 11 – SUNSHINE COAST/Kawana Surf Life Savings Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Jun  17 – GOLD COAST – Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Aug 12 – MACKAY – The Ocean International Hotel – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • Sep 10 – CAIRNS – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm

  • OCT 14 – BUNDABERG – Venue TBA – 11:00am-1:30pm

  • Oct 15 – ROCKHAMPTON – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm

NSW – BOOK NOW

  • Feb 4 – SYDNEY/Ryde – Royal Rehab Centre – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Feb 5 – SYDNEY/Sutherland Shire – Venue TBA – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Feb 12 – NEWCASTLE – Merewether Surf Life Savings Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Feb 19 – BATHURST – Bathurst City Community Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Feb 26 – TAMWORTH – Services Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Mar 4 – LISMORE – Lismore Workers Sports Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Apr 1 – COFFS HARBOUR – Coffs Harbour Aero Club – 10:45-3:30pm

  • Apr 8 – SYDNEY/Ryde – Royal Rehab Centre – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Apr 9 – SYDNEY/Sutherland Shire – Venue TBA – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • Apr 23 – GOULBURN *$45 – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm  *Subsidised by RMS & Council

  • Apr 29 – WAGGA WAGGA *$45 – Venue TBA – 11:00am-3:30pm *Subsidised by RMS & Council

  • May 6 – SYDNEY/Ryde – Royal Rehab Centre – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • May 7 – SYDNEY/Sutherland Shire – Venue TBA  – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • May 13 – NEWCASTLE – Newcastle Surf Lifesaving Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • May 21-28 – PORT MACQUARIE – ULYSSES AGM – Dates and times to be announced

  • Jun 18 – LISMORE – Lismore Workers Club – 10:45-3:30pm

  • Jun 25 – NEWCASTLE – Newcastle Surf Lifesaving Club – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • July 1 – SYDNEY/Sutherland Shire – Venue TBA – 10:45am-3:30pm

  • July 2 – SYDNEY/Ryde – Royal Rehab Centre – 10:45am-3:30p

ACT – BOOK NOW

  • Apr 22 – CANBERRA – Canberra Labor Club – Belconnen – 10:45am-3:30pm

NT – BOOK NOW

  • Jan 22 – DARWIN/Berrimah – Kormilda College – 10:30am-3:30pm

  • Mar 19 – DARWIN/Berrimah – Kormilda College – 10:30am-3:30pm

  • May 20  – DARWIN/Berrimah – Kormilda College  – 10:30pm-3:30pm

  • Jul 30 – KATHERINE – Venue TBA – 10:00am- 3:00pm

  • Aug 5 – ALICE SPRINGS – Venue TBA –  10:00am-3:00pm

  • Oct 22 – DARWIN/Berrimah – Kormilda College – 10:30am- 3:30pm

VIC – ENQUIRE NOW

SA – ENQUIRE NOW

WA  – ENQUIRE NOW

TAS – ENQUIRE NOW 

One thought on “Trainers needed to help save lives

  1. Hello,
    I am a trainer, have done occ 1st aid. It has expired. Have ridden for 40 yrs. Am right below knee amputee. Live in Corio.
    0413526319
    Nev Wiltshire
    Cheers

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