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Wednesday night @ GSQ: 126 years of the QLD Ambulance Service

January 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the 4th Wednesday night of each month a guest speaker is invited to present to GSQ members.

Topic: 126 years of the QLD Ambulance (QAS): Service to the community
The presentation will cover highlights of 126 years of ambulance services in Queensland – especially in areas such as the origin of the service, the evolution of the pharmacology, clinical practices, education for paramedics, women in the service and various forms of ambulance transport over the years.

For members only with a gold coin contribution.

Presenter: Dr Michael John (Mick) Davis AM, ASM – FPA, LMFPA, FCHSM, LFAIES, MBA
Mick retired from QAS in 2013 service in operational and management roles and was assigned the role of Volunteer Manager Qld Ambulance Heritage & History. He has 53 years’ experience in ambulance administration and operations. In 1964, he began as an Honorary Officer in Rockhampton and was appointed to the permanent staff in 1969.  Mick is Deputy Chairman/Treasurer of the Kenneth James McPherson Education & Research Foundation, past director, Board of the Order of Australia Association, past Qld Branch Chairman and current Queensland Committee Member.  He is a past Institute of Ambulance Officers President (Aust) and has served in most executive roles of the Institute, which became ACAP (now Paramedics Australia) and was Treasurer/Director until 2016.  He is a Director and Treasurer of the Health and Community Services Workforce Council and a member of the Central Qld University Brisbane Campus Community Engagement Committee. Mick was appointed “Member” (AM) of the Order of Australia in June 2000 and awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM. In 2012 Mick was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM).  In 2013. he was awarded the Surgeon-General John White Medal for services to Health and in 2016 awarded the status of “Doctor of the University” by the Chancellor of the Central Queensland University.  

[Image: Ambulance in Warwick, Ca. 1912. (2007, State Library of Queensland)]




January 23
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD
25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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