Glanmire First Aid Course begins 2nd October 2017

Glanmire Division is pleased to announce that an adult first aid course will begin on 2nd October 2017, running for 8 weeks on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The course will be held in St John Glanmire’s premises at Glanmire Industrial Estate, Sallybrook.

Topics covered include;

  • Managing Incidents 
  • Resuscitation/CPR including AED 
  • Poisoning
  • Patient Examination
  • Fractures 
  • Miscellaneous Injuries
  • Priorities of First Aid 
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Communications
  • Unconsciousness
  • Wounds & Dressings
  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Burns & Scalds 

The cost of this course is €120.

To book a place, email [email protected] with your name, contact number,… Continue reading

Meeting the Team behind Foxrock

Foxrock has always had a high standard to meet within St John Ambulance and this can only be made possible through the hard work and efficient management of the division locally. Currently we have one of the strongest management teams that we have ever had, run by members that have years of experience with first aid as well as expert knowledge having gone through the cadet ranks themselves. They have seen the good and the bad of St John Ambulance and know how to tackle these problems to reach a resolve whether that be at events, during meetings or with… Continue reading

Ironman 2017: Manning the Emergency Evacuation Point

Foxrock’s part in all this

Foxrock Adult Division had an early start this morning, with a 5:00am report time to help oversee the swimming portion of the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon race. Tensions were high amongst the competitors as the first wave of 2,400 pro and amateur athletes set out at 7:00am sharp from Sandycove beach, all hoping to complete the gruelling 1.9KM swim in the first section of the race.

Medical Preparation and training had been done by St John Ambulance in anticipation of the kind of injuries to be expected at this type of event. There were 25 members… Continue reading

Trauma Queen in St Patrick’s Day Parade Drogheda

Trauma Queen is no ordinary ambulance, it’s a transforming Ambulance, looks like an ambulance from the outside, but comes apart to turn into an A/E Department on the inside. St Patrick’s day was the test run for her. The whole idea came from local Drogheda man Ken O’Heiligh, who was the brains and foreman behind the idea and its design.

In Drogheda the St Patrick’s day theme for the Parade was Laurence’s Gate goes green.  We have all heard the people of the Town that they want the gate closed as it is over 700yrs old and being… Continue reading

St John Ambulance Returns to the West

After a break of 20 years, St John Ambulance has returned to the West of Ireland. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, attended the official launch of the Mayo Division of St John Ambulance on Saturday 4th February. 

Led by Michael Corrigan, the new division in Mayo has a well trained and enthusiastic membership and has already become an important service in the local community and surrounding counties.


St John Ambulance Commissioner John Hughes officially launched the new division at a ceremony held in the Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar. The event was attended by a… Continue reading

Quick thinking saves man’s life

Well done to Cork City Division member Ciara O’Callaghan who assisted an elderly gentleman on Christmas Eve while at work in Cork City Centre.

Ciara O’Callaghan, a member of the division for the last three years, drew on her CPR and defibrillator training when a member of the public came in to see if anyone knew CPR.

Having realised that the gentleman’s heart had stopped Ciara began CPR and deployed a nearby public automated external defibrillator (AED), delivering two shocks before the arrival of the ambulance service.  The gentleman is now recovering well in hospital.

CPR is a skill… Continue reading

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