Thank you for your interest in GoodSAM. You now need to download the GoodSAM Alerter app so that if you witness an emergency or need to get help quickly, you can just open the app, press the EMERGENCY (Call for Help) button and activate both the emergency services and your nearest GoodSAM Responder.
You will need to register here. When doing so, you can also enter any past medical history that might be useful if you were to become ill; the responder can then see the information. If you trigger an alert for an emergency you are witnessing, this information will not be shared.
The GoodSAM Alerter App is available for FREE on all Smart-Phones and can be downloaded directly from your Smart-Phone’s App Store. Below is the GoodSAM Alerter App link from each of the three Smart-Phone Stores for downloading and installing.
Basic life support while awaiting the emergency services saves lives! There are thousands of “Good Samaritans” around the world with these life saving skills – there might be someone less than a few hundred metres from you now who could help – if only they knew that help was needed. That’s where the GoodSAM App comes in … download the GoodSAM Alerter from your App Store or Google Play now and register. The GoodSAM Alerter can be used right across Australia and even while overseas. The app not only dials emergency services but notifies nearby medical responders.
Emergency Medical Response is a registered Victorian GoodSAM organisation and our volunteers are GoodSAM responders. EMR GoodSAM Responders now number over 160 responders across Victoria.
If you are a doctor / nurse / paramedic / medic / first aid trainer / first aider, then please download the GoodSAM Responder App and register with us today!
If you are not, then please download the GoodSAM Alerter App – we hope you never need us!
When signing up as a GoodSAM Responder, please select your organisation if it is listed, if it’s not, select Australia: Victoria – Emergency Medical Response and we will verify you; You can always change your organisation in the future using the GoodSAM website.
When signing up as an GoodSAM Alerter, you don’t have to worry about anything. Simply download the app and register, press the red “Emergency” button when the help is required. The GoodSAM Alerter app would then call the emergency services for you, notify your emergency contact if you confirm the incident is related to you and alert the three nearest Responders simultaneously.
What are Ambulance Victoria doing?
In collaboration with GoodSAM, Ambulance Victoria have already engaged their community of 1,100 trusted responders (mainly off-duty paramedics) that can be alerted to nearby cases of cardiac arrest, whilst the closest available ambulance, and in some areas firefighters, are also responded. Ambulance Victoria know that for every minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival decreases by around 10%.
Ambulance Victoria know that for every minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival decreases by around 10%. This initiative, in conjunction with Ambulance Victoria’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Registry, aims to increase the provision of CPR and defibrillation prior to the arrival of emergency services by utilising nearby trained & trusted volunteers and registered publicly accessible defibrillators.
This model has been successfully implemented overseas in locations including London and parts of the UK.
Since the launch of Ambulance Victoria’s GoodSAM program, Triple 0 now also has access to over 2,000 existing privately registered GoodSAM Responders registered in Australia and alert them to your Triple 0 event.
Please download the GoodSAM Alerter App today and register your details!