Divisional Inspection 2016

Glasnevin Division recently had their annual divisional inspection. This year Assistant Commissioner Patrick Dockery, along with District Officer Seamus Power attended to review the members’ skills and training.

On the night Mr Power, advanced paramedic, observed the members applying a cervical collar, securing a “patient” to a spinal board. Along with the members haemorrhage control skills.

CPR and AED, as well as splinting of limb injuries were demonstrated for Mr Dockery.

Thank you to both Mr Dockery, and Mr Power for attending on the evening.

Divisional Photo

Congratulations Emma.

On behalf of myself and the members of the division, I would like to congratulate Second Divisional Officer Emma Jane Uí Éiligh on her recent promotion to acting Officer In Charge of Drogheda. This comes following my own promotion to District Officer. I am now tasked with overseeing the running of multiple divisions throughout the region and so someone needed to take over the day-to-day running of Drogheda Division.

Emma has been entrusted with this task of continuing to drive the division forward and has the full support of her fellow divisional members. She has over 10 years service with… Continue reading

Dublin City Marathon 2016 – Prep Done, Ready To Go…

Thurs 27th Oct – Raheny members were involved in the some of the final stages of preparation for the Dublin City Marathon yesterday.

Equipment and consumables for our medical posts were packed, radio’s for control, course medical posts and foot patrol’s all checked.

The logistics fleet, ambulances, mini buses, pick up cars and cycle response units are all equipped and ready for transit.

Requiescat in Pace – Noel Brady SBStJ

It is with a sense of great personal sadness that I wish to confirm the passing away of our esteemed colleague, friend and mentor Noel Brady SBStJ, RIP; Staff Officer and Member of St John Ambulance Ireland since 1939. Noel has been a loyal and dedicated servant to his community through his Membership of St John Ambulance Ireland for close to 80 years.

 

Staff Officer Noel Brady SBStJ

 

Indeed, it was in Noel’s honour that we inaugurated a 75 years’ service medal when Noel reached that milestone a few short years ago. Noel – or ‘Uncle Noel’… Continue reading

Klaus-Peter Heise Memorial Competition

The Klaus-Peter Heise Memorial Day. St John Ambulance Drogheda held a First Aid Competition Today to help us all remember Klaus-Peter Heise, but also to remember his dedication and the service he gave to us and the people who needed it throughout Drogheda. Klaus Peter sadly past away on 23rd Sept 2014, so along with his Family George, Barbara, Claudia and Sebastian, the Division run’s a competition each year in Memory of Klaus-Peter.

The winner’s of the 2nd year’s competition are as follow:

Seniors:

1st Place – Jelena Saksina,

2nd Place – Sarah Maher,

3rd Place – Colin Maher… Continue reading

Updates On Our Duties Covered, Weekly Training Sessions And Other News – Week 40, 41 & 42

Duties… A selection of the duties we helped cover, Croke Park for the Dublin V Mayo replay, Dublin Zoo, Cross Country Races in Santry, Rugby at the Aviva, Dalymount for the Bohs V Rovers soccer game and Stock Car Racing.

Training… In training we covered Medications for all levels and Marathon injuries and illnesses in preparation for the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday 30th October.

Member News… Member, Maurice has left to do volunteer work in Greece for 3 months. Welcome new member Helen & congratulations to Gerard on his first duty with St. John.

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