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

1916 – The Other Volunteers The Story of St John Ambulance during the Rising

The St John Ambulance Association had been teaching first aid to lay-people in Ireland since 1881. In 1903, eminent physician Dr John Lumsden – the Chief medical officer at the Guinness Brewery – set up the first division of the St John Ambulance Brigade in Ireland. The purpose of the Brigade was to provide trained, uniformed personnel to assist at accidents and medical emergencies. At the time, membership was restricted to Guinness employees. However, the organisation grew quickly and the first Division open to public membership – City of Dublin – formed in 1905.

St John Ambulance rapidly gained respect… 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