Amelia’s life-saving message

WHEN TO DIAL: Paramedicine graduate Amelia Harrison has written a book teaching children the difference between an accident and an emergency. Picture: Kate Healy

WHEN TO DIAL: Paramedicine graduate Amelia Harrison has written a book teaching children the difference between an accident and an emergency. Picture: Kate Healy

Paramedicine graduate Amelia Harrison knows that mere seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

She knows that children who know how to dial triple-0 can save lives. But she also knows that prank calls can waste valuable time.

Ms Harrison has co-authored a book that teaches children the difference between trivial accidents and emergencies, comparing accidents like dropping an ice cream to have an allergic reaction to a peanut butter sandwich. 

“It is often a daunting subject for parents to bring up and this is a way to teach and educate children,” Ms Harrison said.

“We couldn’t find any good resources that covered the situation, so we decided to write our own.”

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