John O'Connell

Important changes to OFA courses

Please see important changes to first aid courses from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

https://www.phecit.ie/PHECC/Education_and_careers/Education_and_Training_Standards/OFA_to_FAR_Update.aspx

Our condolences to the Irish Coast Guard

St John Ambulance Ireland expresses its condolences to our colleagues in the Coast Guard community on today’s accident off Mayo/Sligo and the tragic loss of life. We offer our sympathies and prayers at this time

Michael O’Reilly recognised for his work as Medical Coordinator for Public Events in the Cork area

Today saw D/O Michael O’Reilly from Cork received by Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Chris O’Leary in recognition of the work done by Michael as Medical Co-ordinator for public events in the Cork area. Michael who has worked with SJAI for 40 years works alongside the local authority, Gardai, our sister organisations and event organisers to ensure the best level of medical cover for all public events in the Cork City Council area. Cllr O’Leary, a former volunteer with the Civil Defense, strongly praised the dedication of Michael and all the other volunteers who give up so much time to… Continue reading

Mr Allan Smith, New CEO for St John Canada

In March 2015, St John Ambulance Canada announced the appointment of Allan Smith as CEO. Mr Smith having previously served as President/CEO and Board Director of Saxon Financial; and as a senior executive MD Management, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association brings an extensive amount of experience with over 30 years of relevant leadership and management to his new role, this was echoed by Robert White, St John Ambulance Chancellor who welcomed Allan’s “experience and leadership to the St. John Ambulance family,”

“In his new role as chief executive he will be responsible for developing the first aid training… Continue reading

St John member saves uncle’s life

“Being a member of St John Ambulance means learning new skills which could leave a lasting impact on someone’s life.”

These are Darragh Lawlor’s words; the Pavilions Shopping Centre employee who recently saved his uncle’s life. Darragh, 24, volunteers with St John Ambulance Swords as well as working in the shopping centre as a security guard and first aider.

Two weeks ago, Darragh was called to assist a man in a shop on the main street in Swords. Darragh’s colleague witnessed a customer collapse and go into cardiac arrest. CPR was started immediately.

His training meant that Darragh knew how… Continue reading

Occupational First Aid (FETAC Level 5) Course

Having staff trained in First Aid will help to reduce the effects and seriousness of any accidents or injuries that occur in the workplace, and will also provide staff with a peace of mind. First aid provision is a legal requirement for employers.

Occupational First Aid (FETAC Level 5) Course runs over three full days during business hours at our premises in Dublin, Cork, and at other locations around the country. We can also teach in-house if it is more suitable for employees and employers.

Our course is externally accredited by QQI as a Level 5 certificate and is meant… Continue reading

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HQ Contact details

St John Ambulance Ireland
29 Upper Leeson Street
Dublin 4, Ireland

tel: (0)1 668 8077

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Volunteer for Us

We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic people who enjoy team work and want to learn new skills.

St.John Ambulance is made up of volunteers from every walk in life, from those professionally involved with pre-hospital care to people who had no previous experience of first aid prior to joining the organisation.

Donate to Us

We receive no State funding. We are entirely dependent on contributions from the public and donations made to the Organisation for services rendered by our volunteer members.

All donations, however small, are therefore greatly appreciated.