What's More Important Than Saving Lives?

The Actions For Survival team is committed to doing just that and providing as much help as possible to ensure more lives are saved in   New Zealand in 2022.

  • Learn First Aid For FREE
  • Learn More by Clicking the Button Below
  • Start Learning how to Become a First Aid Hero Today

…..direct them upon their arrival may save vital minutes and in some cases, be the difference between life and death outcomes.


Essential time can easily be lost during an ambulance request due to difficulty finding an address: for example, more than one Beach Road exists in Auckland and State Highway 1 is a very long road. The call handler will ask for location details, including the suburb, the town or the district where the ambulance attendance is required. If this information is unknown nearby landmarks may prove useful along with a RAPID number used in rural locations.

Remember the person taking the call may never have been to the location where help is required. Any additional information such as bridge names, rivers or other geographical features acts as reference points and are an asset.

Even if the location is known having someone outside to identify the location, especially at night is a great help. Brightly coloured clothing, a torch (even from a mobile phone) or other means of identification help the ambulance crew see where they need to be.

Click here to learn more and find out how you can learn first aid for FREE

Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation. 

Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.

Click here to find out how you can learn first aid for FREE

To learn more from the experts about previously covered conditions click their logo below.


Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.

You may also like

Tip of the Day #138

Tip of the Day #138

Tip of the Day #137

Tip of the Day #137