Ian Jacobs

St John Ambulance WA Clinical Services Director Prof Ian Jacobs says it takes only four minutes for a road trauma victim with no serious injuries to die from a blocked airway.

Even with one of the best ambulance services in the world, it can take up to 10 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the scene of an accident.

Prof Jacobs says everyone has the capacity to learn basic first aid. All it takes is 30 minutes to complete the Clicktosave course and learn basic first aid skills that could save a life.