St John Ambulance Ireland news, courses, announcements that are relevant to all divisions

Always Brighter Stories highlights Mick Cardiff from SJA Ballyfermot

A volunteer in St John Ambulance in Ballyfermot for 48 years, Mick Cardiff has led the installation of ten community defibrillators. Find out how he trained people to use them and how many lives they’ve saved.

Always Brighter Stories is an initiative spotlighting Dubliners spreading kindness in their communities to positively impact Dublin city and county. It is organized by Dublin City Council with support from the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Head to to find out more.

Click here to view Mick’s video on Instagram.

Check Call Compress Shock – four short words to raise awareness of cardiac arrest for #RestartAHeart

This Sunday, 16th October 2022, is the day that globally we raise awareness of Cardiac Arrest. This video shows four amazing survivors who had early CPR and defibrillation. The simple message is Check Call Compress Shock. By recognising a cardiac arrest, making the emergency call, starting CPR, and using an AED early, we can really make the difference between life and death. Watch the video below to learn more.

Learn CPR with St John Ambulance

If you want to learn how to recognise cardiac arrest, make the call, perform CPR, and use an AED, you can learn on our First… Continue reading

Community outreach in Fingal by Raheny volunteers

Our volunteers do much more than simply supplying first aid and ambulance cover at sports events. Over the last four weekends, volunteers from our unit in Raheny have been delivering first aid talks in Fingal Libraries as part of the Bealtaine 2022 Festival. Thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this outreach.

Thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this outreach in their community.

Photo credit: St John Ambulance Raheny.

Thank you to our volunteers who support public access AEDs

One of our volunteers, Jamie, checking the public access AED in Swords Main Street. Pic: SJAI Swords,

Public access AEDs (defibrillators) are important tools to assist everyone in the event of a cardiac emergency. Our volunteers in Swords supplied and continue to maintain a public access AED in Main Street, Swords since 2018.

It’s based outside the Fingal County Council building. If you call 999/112, you need an AED, and it is close by, the call taker will give you the code, which is also shown on the side of the box.

SJAI is very proud of all our volunteers… Continue reading

In the service of humanity: SJAI volunteers celebrate their work on St John’s Day

Every year on 24th June, St John’s Day, members of St John Ambulance Ireland remember the work that they and their colleagues do around the world as part of the St John Ambulance movement.

Life-saving techniques taught

Throughout the year, all of our instructors and administrators give much time to share the knowledge of pre-hospital care and safety both internally to our members and to the general public on external courses. Teaching people life-saving techniques is a major part of our work. Our volunteers and staff do this with enthusiasm.

Countless hours of service across the country

Our volunteers give… Continue reading

Review of Past Complaints of Abuse — St John Ambulance Ireland

At the request of the Board of St John Ambulance, Dr Geoffrey Shannon will be conducting an independent review of past complaints of abuse in St John Ambulance.

To this end, Dr Shannon has created an independent website and confidential communication system which can be accessed below.

Those who wish to contact Dr Shannon can do so in confidence by using the email address [email protected]

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