What we do
We are the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and the Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free.
We are the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and the Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free.Work With Us
Heartbeat CPR training
Community CPR training
Learn CPR. Save a life.
Through the Lloyd Morrison Foundation Heartbeat programme we're able to teach schools, businesses and community groups crucial CPR skills.
Every week on average, between four and five people suffer a cardiac arrest somewhere in Wellington and Wairarapa.
The best way to increase someone’s chance of surviving is for everyone in our community to know how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Almost 1 in 3 cardiac arrests happen in a public place and performing good CPR increases the chance of survival. When combined with use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), survival rates can increase to 80%.
The Lloyd Morrison Foundation Heartbeat programme is funded by the Lloyd Morrison Foundation. This funding allows us to teach our Greater Wellington and Wairarapa community for free.
Maybe that training will save the life of a friend, a colleague, or someone on the street. You never know when you’ll need it, so it’s best to be prepared.
To book a Heartbeat training session please fill out the online booking form below.
Book Lloyd Morrison Foundation Heartbeat training
The Lloyd Morrison Foundation Heartbeat training programme is a fun, interactive session giving you the basic skills which could help save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
The Lloyd Morrison Foundation Heartbeat programme is funded by The Lloyd Morrison Foundation. This funding allows us to teach our Greater Wellington and Wairarapa community for free.
If you're interested in booking a session please complete the form below or email [email protected].
Caring for our community is a team effort, and we all need to support each other. Learn CPR and help save a life.
AEDs save lives
Early CPR combined with the use of an AED can increase the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest by 80% so it's good to know where the nearest AED to your home or workplace is.
AEDs are completely automated, portable, and can deliver a lifesaving electric current.
They can increase someone’s chance of survival by up to 80% if applied immediately.
There are lots of AEDs around our region, but our communities need more. To enquire about purchasing an AED for your workplace, school or community contact the team via email [email protected]
To see where AEDs are located in your community visit aedlocations.co.nz, or download the app onto your phone. It’s completely free.
GoodSAM Responder App
GoodSAM helps connect those in need with those nearby who can help until our ambulance crew arrives.
The GoodSAM Responder app alerts CPR-trained members of the public to incidents of cardiac arrest close by, allowing them to respond and provide good quality CPR before emergency services arrive.
By alerting responders, GoodSAM connects those in need with those who have the skills to provide critical help. To become a GoodSAM visit GoodSAMapp.org.
Craig helped save his colleague Dave’s life when he suffered a cardiac arrest at work. Without Craig’s CPR and quick reactions, Dave was able to go home to his family.
Restart a Heart Day
Restart a Heart Day is on October 16 and is a global initiative to raise awareness and education of CPR and AEDs in our community.
Would you know what to do if someone’s heart suddenly stopped?
Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time which is why it’s important every New Zealander knows how to do CPR and how to use a defibrillator.
Restart A Heart Day takes place on 16 October every year and is your chance to learn CPR or refresh your skills to ensure you're able to perform CPR if needed.
The work Wellington Free Ambulance does alongside The Council of Ambulance Authorities, Fire and Emergency NZ, Surf Life Saving NZ, St John NZ, Heart Foundation NZ and Health Promotion Agency will set you up and help you understand what you can do to save the life of a friend, a colleague, a member of your whānau or someone on the street.
For more information, visit RestartaHeart.co.nz.