Big Day Out safer with medics on Segway PTs

This Friday up to 40,000 are expected to attend the Big Day Out music festival. Auckland’s St John was the first emergency response organisation in the southern hemisphere to deploy Segway PTs to achieve rapid response through big crowds, and more recently Waikato’s Ambulance EMS also added a PT to their range of vehicles. This will be the 6th year in a row that St John’s pair of specially equipped Segway PTs are helping make the Big Day Out safer for concert goers, as today’s NZ Herald reports:

“The organisation will have an army of 190 doctors, nurses, paramedics and volunteers at this year’s event. A field hospital, two portable medical units and a number of first aid posts to help keep people safe will be set up around the stadium.

There will be medically equipped golf carts and Segways as well as pedal-medic bikes to assist with moving among the crowd.”


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