FREE community trauma training

First Minutes Matter is a free safety education program utilising LifeFlight's decades of aeromedical experience. Every day, our crews arrive at critical incidents where the first minutes matter. Through this experience, LifeFlight’s aircrews know firsthand that members of the general community who unexpectedly may find themselves to be the first to arrive at a traumatic incident or accident can provide immediate lifesaving care. The First Minutes Matter program provides an opportunity for you to learn these practical skills directly from LifeFlight's experienced trainers. What you'll learn could save a life.

LifeFlight has saved 74,000+ lives since 1979. We want to share our lifesaving knowledge.

Learn how to:

  • Describe types of burns, assess the seriousness and treat them.​
  • Understand causes of bleeding in trauma and control bleeding.
  • Assess and treat snake bites and immobilise the limb.​
  • Help a choking child and adult.
  • Recognise a seizure and how to assist.
  • Perform CPR and be aware of Automated External Defibrillators.
  • Learn about helpful equipment that can help in case of trauma incidents.


Start learning with our training team practical skills that could help save a life in an emergency.

*This program is not accredited. However, you will learn content developed from LifeFlight's medical team.

Online course

Coming soon


Date: Town: Address:
Tue 21/3/2023 Gladstone Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct Register
Wed 22/3/2023 Calliope Calliope Library and Transaction Centre Register
Wed 29/3/2023 Pimpama Heritage Park, 139 Rifle Range Rd Register
Thu 30/3/2023 Robina My Community Legal Inc. Register
Thu 30/3/2023 Cloncurry Cloncurry Community Precinct Register
Fri 31/3/2023 Cloncurry Cloncurry Community Precinct Register
Wed 26/4/2023 Goondiwindi Gateway To Training Register
Thu 27/4/2023 Inglewood Inglewood Civic Centre Register
Fri 28/4/2023 Texas Texas Sports Complex Register
Date: Town:
Mon 27/2/2023 Point Lookout Register
Tue 28/2/2023 Redland Bay Register
Thu 2/3/2023 Cleveland Register
Tue 21/3/2023 Gladstone Register
Wed 22/3/2023 Calliope Register
Wed 29/3/2023 Pimpama Register
Thu 30/3/2023 Robina Register
Thu 30/3/2023 Cloncurry Register
Fri 31/3/2023 Cloncurry Register
Wed 26/4/2023 Goondiwindi Register
Thu 27/4/2023 Inglewood Register
Fri 28/4/2023 Texas Register

If your town isn't listed in the workshops above, submit an expression of interest for us to visit your town!

Why do the training?

Patient outcomes are dramatically improved by actions taken in the first minutes after a trauma incident before emergency crews arrive. You can make a difference.

"We were out on a Sunday afternoon ride. Another group of riders have come around the corner. So we've hit head-on... I was unconscious for about 15 minutes. I have four little kids at home. They wouldn’t have a mum today if it wasn’t for the quick thinking of others and LifeFlight." - Tiffany Thomson, South West Resident

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