Madeley boy receives bravery award from St John Ambulance


St John Ambulance area manager Douglas Blair with Daniel Jacobsen and officer Bryn Jones.
St John Ambulance area manager Douglas Blair with Daniel Jacobsen and officer Bryn Jones.

NINE-year-old Daniel Jacobsen was home with his mother when she fell and badly injured her head, but he did not panic in that frightening moment in Madeley.

The youngster, who goes to Our Lady of Mercy Primary School in Girrawheen, phoned triple zero and ensured his mother received the care she needed.

He listened carefully as the St John operator took him through the emergency that happened in January.

St John recognised Daniel’s brave effort with a merit certificate this month.

St John Ambulance area manager Douglas Blair said paramedics and the call taker were impressed with Daniel’s assuredness in a stressful situation.

“Daniel dealt with this situation in a mature and cool headed way,” he said.

“It later came to light that his parents had taught him about calling 000 in an emergency so we also have to praise them for instilling in him this valuable lesson.

“Sending for help is a fundamental of our first aid training – it is the S of DRSABCD action plan. This case also demonstrates that no one is too young to learn first aid.”

For more information about first aid training visit www.stjohn.com.au.

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