'Walk away chill out' message on Queensland ambulances

Working together: Campaigner Paul Stanley with the acting officer in charge at Cleveland Ambulance Station Nigel Wuth. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough
Working together: Campaigner Paul Stanley with the acting officer in charge at Cleveland Ambulance Station Nigel Wuth. Photo: Cheryl Goodenough

Stickers showing the Matthew Stanley Foundation message to stop violence will be placed on all operational Queensland ambulance vehicles.

The stickers contain the words ‘Walk Away Chill Out’ to promote non-violence, mutual respect and responsible behaviour.

The foundation was formed after 15-year-old Matthew Stanley was killed after being punched outside a party in 2006.

Matthew’s dad Paul has worked with Queensland Ambulance Service personnel and was then asked to supply the stickers for all Queensland ambulances and emergency response vehicles.

Mr Stanley said the initiative with QAS helped to spread the message conveyed by the foundation, which is about being proactive and talking about things rather than lashing out.

Acting officer in charge at Queensland Ambulance Station Nigel Wuth said they fully supported the foundation’s message, which links with the ‘no excuse for abuse’ campaign of the QAS.