You're reading: $117,000 for St John WA’s Mid West ambulance fleet

Seventeen Mid West ambulances have now received state-of-the-art emergency communications technology upgrades, the result of a $117,000 grant to St John WA from MEPAU and joint venture partner Beach Energy.

Since the Communications Upgrade Initiative was launched in May 2023, the 18 ambulances across the region have been receiving technology fit-outs – just one Dongara ambulance remains to be completed with a replacement vehicle currently under construction.

MEPAU CEO Ken Yamamura said it had been a fantastic opportunity to help improve lifesaving emergency services for the Mid West community.

“Health and safety are close to our heart at MEPAU. Continuously improving our health and safety systems is a crucial part of our day-to-day operations and keeps our people safe at work,” he said.

“We believe that strong safety systems deliver lifesaving outcomes and that’s why we have partnered with St John WA – an effective ambulance service with a reliable communications system that will improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of the Mid West community.”