EIGHT children in one house guarantees plenty of cuts and bruises but Anita Bambrick is one mum who has more than enough help when it comes time for Betadine and Band-Aids.
The Newtown mum already has five of her kids in the St John Ambulance Ipswich combined division cadets, and eight-year-old Paige is set to join them next year.
Zac, 16, Kate, 14, Madi, 12, Georgia, 11 and Declan, nine, are all loving life in the community organisation while they learn crucial first aid skills.
As home-schooled children the Bambricks have been involved in a range of groups including scouts and guides but have found their place as a group at the St John Cadets.
"We were at an Anzac Day march about three-and-a-half years ago and we saw other kids in uniform and asked what it was all about," Ms Bambrick said.
"We decided to take the kids along to try it out and they absolutely loved it.
"The main difference between scouts and guides and St John is the first aid.
"They start as juniors learning about treating cuts and abrasions, then as they get into the cadet division they start doing the first aid certificates."
The Bambricks also learn home care, craft, camping and can achieve road and fire safety badges.
Cadets also complete 20 hours a year community duty at events like the Winternationals at Willowbank.
Kate summed up the reason the siblings enjoy the cadets so much.
"I like that I get a chance to give back to the community and learn first aid," she said.
"I'd definitely like to continue on when I get older."
While all of the siblings enjoy the program, it has had a profound influence on 16-year-old Zac.
"Zac is very keen to go through as an adult and also wants to go into the Queensland Ambulance Service," Ms Bambrick said.