MOUNT Panorama might not be the usual place that people go into labour, but it has happened and St John Ambulance volunteers were there to help.
With thousands of people at the iconic Mount for the Bathurst 1000 Race Week, there are always a number of first aid or medical incidents.
On Saturday St John volunteer Damien Rodgers was in charge of a crew of first aiders near the main entry to the track.
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"We go to everything from an asthma attack, to seizures, cardiac arrest and once I got called to a birth," he said.
"It was about three years ago, there was a lady in one of the food vans who went into labour and we assisted with the birth, but she actually had the baby in Bathurst Hospital.
"I've also been to foot injuries and smoke inhalation and everything in between."
Mr Rodgers is part of St John's bike squad - a rapid response team that is often the first on scene to a first aid or medical incident.
Each day during Race Week there are 35-40 St John volunteers who are tasked to one of three sites around Mount Panorama - at the McPhillamy Campground, the Paddock Campground and at the track's main entrance.
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"They range in age from our youth and cadet division, our youngest is 13 this week, and then there's our volunteers who are also doctors, nurses and paramedics," Mr Rodgers said.
When asked why he has been volunteering at each Bathurst 1000 for the past seven consecutive years, Mr Rodger's answer was easy.
"I won't say I'm really into motorsport, but I'm here for the event, the atmosphere," he said.
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