Industry Briefing Session: Truck drivers as first responders in remote and regional Australia

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The Northern Territory Road Transport Association (NT RTA) in collaboration with Western Roads Federation (WRF) are hosting a briefing session on the Industry Response to truck drivers as first responders in remote and regional Australia.

Our industry truck drivers can often be first on scene at accidents.  In some instances, drivers have to render first aid for in some cases 2 or 3 hours before RFDS or other paramedic services arrive.

The NT RTA and WRF have put together a program targeted at this issue.

Event Details: 

  • Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020
  • Time: 11.00 am to 12.00 pm AWST
  • Venue: The briefing will occur via video conference, using Microsoft Teams

How to register

Once your RSVP is received or that of your nominated staff members, a calendar invite will be sent to them with the login details. RSVP to Kim Cavanagh [email protected]


  • What the project is about?  Louise Bilato NTRTA
  • What is contained in the program – Janine Nicholas Med Response
  • How Special Forces and Police Projects have saved lives and reduced mental health impacts – Nola Pearce TraumaSim
  • Call for Industry Support – Louise Bilato NTRTA 

About the Speakers

Louise Bilato- NTRTA

Louise Bilato is Executive Officer of the NT Road Transport Association and a Board Member of Western Roads Federation. Louise’s professional career as an allied health practitioner has been focused on reducing the burden of occupational illness and injury by promoting individual and business accountability through training and education.

Janine Nicholas- Med Response

Med Response has been a finalist of the Telstra Business Awards as well as a Finalist of the Australian Road Safety Awards. Offering an extensive range of training courses extending from first aid through to a Diploma of Paramedical Science. Furthermore, Med Response is Australia’s leading provider of Stop the Bleed training which empowers individuals to act quickly and save lives.

Nola Pearce- TraumaSim

TraumaSim has been leading the industry in the design and manufacturer of realistic wounds, injuries and training aids that simulate trauma in a variety of scenarios and emergency situations since 2008. The realism within our products are critical to the training provided to first responders and have been proven to improve both mental preparedness and response rates, significantly increasing the chances of survival by empowering attendees to act effectively and save lives in remote locations.