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  • History of theVoluntary First Aid Movement

  • Who are?? the Railway First Aid Volunteers

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement HistoryTimelinesThallon group of awardsDistricts & Committees CompetitionsClasses and InstructorsAchievements and Community ServiceWhat the future holds

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement The Story Begins

    The Queensland Railway Ambulance Corps (QRAC), known now as Railway First Aid Volunteers (RFAV), was instigated by the organisation's employees who recognised the need to be able to provide skilled first aid assistance to their colleagues when necessary

    Historical records support the fact that the Corps, in conjunction with the Order of St John, the Army Ambulance Corps, and the City Ambulance Transport Brigade (now the Queensland Ambulance Service), was among the first organisations dedicated to the advancement of first aid in Queensland

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Original Rules of the Queensland Railway Ambulance CorpsThe objects of the Corps shall be:To assist the Department by disseminating a knowledge of First Aid Work among the staffTo arrange Practices and Competitions so that the instruction received at First Aid classes shall not be forgotten andAs many as possible who have received instruction may keep themselves in training and be ready to render First Aid when necessary

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Brief History of the Formation of the Army Ambulance Corps 1885Dr Surgeon Major John Thomson, Surgeon SuperintendentBrisbane General Hospital and Chief Medical Officer of the Queensland Police Force and the Queensland Government Railways, founded the Volunteer Army Ambulance Corps within the Queensland Defence ForceThis took place at a public meeting chaired by Dr Thomson when nineteen volunteers joined. The date was 30 April 1885This newly formed Volunteer Army Ambulance Corps would become a part of the Queensland Defence Force (1860 1911)

  • 1885 contdIn addition to a military role, the Volunteer Army Ambulance Corps would attend and provide first aid assistance at events such as sporting fixtures or where large crowds where assembled.1885 to 1889During this period the only members of the Queensland community to receive first aid instruction and render first aid were the men who enrolled in the Volunteer Army Ambulance Corps.

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Brief History of the Formation of St John Ambulance1880 - 1881Dr Robert Robertson at Melbourne, conducts four lectures on Military First Aid1883First St John Ambulance Association formed in Australia. This was at Melbourne1884St John Ambulance Association formed in South Australia1885Dr John Thomson (1847 - 1909) founded the Army Ambulance Corps within the Defence Force based in Brisbane. Thirty people present at initial meeting with nineteen joining. 1887Lord and Lady Brassey addressed a meeting in Sydney. (15.07.1887) They then traveled to Brisbane and onto Rockhampton to address further meetings.

  • 1887 Approx.Dr Samuel Knaggs of Newcastle, sought approval from London to teach St John Ambulance First Aid to Newcastle and Hunter River Area Railway Workers1889Dr Surgeon Major John Thomson taught the first St John Ambulance Association Course in Brisbane. This was a public class and was conducted in the School of Arts Building, Ann Street Brisbane. Dr Thomson conducted free of charge, thirteen courses between May and August 1889. All at the School of Arts building1890Establishment of a St John Ambulance Centre in NSW. Work of Lord and Lady Brassey and Dr Knaggs1909Establishment of a St John Ambulance Association Centre in Brisbane1916Queensland St John Ambulance Brigade established

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Brief History of the City Ambulance Transport Brigade1892The stimulus was an accident at the Brisbane Exhibition grounds during the running of the Maiden Hunters Cup. The date was 11August 18921892Seymour Warrian of the Military Ambulance held a meeting on 12 September 1892. This meeting was at his home at Boggo (Annerley) Road, Dutton Park. This is generally regarded as the inaugural meeting which led to the formation of a new civic ambulance brigadeIn addition to Seymour Warrian there were fourteen other people present at the meeting. One of whom was Eustace Jack

  • 1892The new brigades first treatment / transport was carried out on 4 December 1892. This was carried out by Warrian and Tomkins who attended a patient at Taringa and the following day they transported the patient to New Farm. Fifteen shilling was paid for this service1892The first official meeting of the City Ambulance Transport Brigade (CATB) at Brisbane on 22 December 1892. At this meeting, the first election of officers of the newly formed CATB was heldDr John Thomson was not invited to either of the above two meetings1902Renamed the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade (QATB)1993Renamed, Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS)

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Brief History of the Queensland Railway Ambulance Corps

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Brief History of the Queensland Railway Ambulance Corps1892Queensland Railway Ambulance Corps (QRAC) established on 2 September 1892. A Provisional Committee was formed and the Election of Officers was held. First secretary of the committee was Mr WC Stone from the QGR Traffic Department. (Mr Stone remained in this position till 1897) Reference Brisbane Courier 5 September 1892Meeting was advised that Dr John Thomson, Principal Medical Officer of the Army Ambulance Corps, Visiting Surgeon to the Brisbane General Hospital, Medical Officer to the Queensland Government Railways and the Police, was willing to give a series of lectures free of charge1892On 12 October 1892, formal approval and financial assistance was given by the Railway Commissioners provided the men conform to the Rules of the St John Society

  • 1892Meeting held on 28 October 1892 to receive the report of the provisional committee and to form the firstambulance class

    1892QRAC first ambulance class held December 1892. Eighty-five applications were received from railway staff with thirty railway employees accepted to attend the course

    1897JW Davidson took over as the secretary. He remained in this position till 1914

    1914A (Austin) Price SBStJ appointed first Ambulance Officer of the QRAC. This appointment of a full time Ambulance Officer came about due to the rapid growth of the Corps

  • 1937RCE (Dick) Smythe SBStJ appointed second Ambulance Officer of the QRAC

    1960AJS (Arthur) Meyers OBE, KStJ appointed third Ambulance Officer of the QRAC

    1964JM (Matt) Hopkins CStJ appointed fourth Ambulance Officer of the QRAC

    1976WA (Arthur) Carvolth BEM OStJ appointed fifth Ambulance Officer of the QRAC

    1980CH (Cliff) Vernon OStJ appointed sixth Ambulance Officer of the QRAC

  • 1984BC (Brian) Dunstan CStJ appointed seventh Ambulance Officer of the QRAC. BC (Brian) Dunstan was the last of the Ambulance Officers to be appointed

    1993The title Queensland Railways Ambulance Corps changed to Queensland Rail First Aid Services (QRFAS). Ambulance Officer changed to Senior First Aid Services Adviser

    2000BC (Brian) Dunstan retired from QR. The position of Senior First Aid Services Adviser, (formerly Ambulance Officer), was abolished

  • 2000Two First Aid Services Advisers: KG (Kieran) Broad and GD (Gary) Crook coordinated activates and managed the competitions. KD (Keiran) Broad played the lead role

    2003KG (Keiran) Broad retires with GD (Gary) Crook taking on the lead role. DS (Darryl) Jamieson came into the team temporarily

    2004NW (Neville) Spark appointed to fill the second First Aid Services Adviser role

    2008 Thallon Medal Centenary Conducted

  • 2010Separation of QR Limited 1 July 2010. GD (Gary) Crook First Aid Services Adviser QR National. NW (Neville) Spark First Aid Servicer Adviser Queensland Rail

    2011State First Aid Services Committee adopts a new name Railway First Aid Volunteers for the Voluntary First Aid Movement

    2011State First Aid Services Committee adopts a new name Railway First Aid Volunteers State Committee

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Chairmen - Queensland Railway Ambulance CorpsIn addition to the Ambulance Officers, the QRAC appointed Chairmen to oversee the activities of the CorpsTo date there have been eleven Chairmen. The full list is:1902 - 1911JF James Thallon appointed President of the Committee. During this period he was appointed Commissioner for Railways1914JW Davidson, former Secretary, was appointed Chairman. He became Commissioner for Railways in October 19181919JT John Cunningham SBStJ1936J Grant1939JS Strachan SBStJ

  • 1957BW Joe Girard1964WR Bob McGregor1975JE Jim Burke OStJ1986AJ Allan Matheson1995MM Martina Sheehan1996PZ Paul Niethe SBStJ2005JJ John Bates

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement James Forsyth Thallon & the Thallon Medal

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Thallon suite of awardsThe Thallon Medal Examination started in 1908. Awards include:Thallon Medal (greatest proficiency employee 4 years or over)WR McGregor MedalMinister for Transport MedalDr Thompson Novice MedalChief Executive MedalChairmans AwardUpon completion of the annual first aid class examinations, participants whose marks are in the top grouping are invited to sit for a further special examination called the Thallon Medal Examination

  • History of the Voluntary First Aid Movement Districts & CommitteesSOUTH WESTERNExtending from the distant signal on the Toowoomba si