South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

Raising awareness of the roles, training and activities of CFS Volunteers state-wide


Medical Equipment

Stabilising a patient

Medical equipment carried on an Ambulance is to assist the crew to stabilise a patient before transferring them to a hospital or clinic.  It may also assist in recussitation of a patient if required.

The equipment will include the following items

  • Phillips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator
  • Red Kit (Trauma/Haemorrhage kit, features dressings, trauma shears, bandages, saline for irrigation, Sodium Chloride 0.9% 500mL bags for IV infusion, IV giving set etc)
  • Blue Kit (Airway kit, features all the equipment needed to clear and secure an airway like forceps and oropharyngeal airways and endotracheal tube airways, the bag-valve-mask to ventilate patient etc)
  • Yellow drug kit (sits in the red kit, carries all the emergency medicines like adrenaline and ventolin etc, plus cannulation equipment)
  • Green O2 sock, carries a C size oxygen cylinder plus deliver devices such as a face mask.
  • Portable suction unit
  • Maternity kit

Photographs on this page taken by the CFS Promotions Unit