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.
Continuous training and development of our volunteers’ skills is of the highest importance to all in St John Ambulance Ireland. On Saturday 12 February 2022, volunteers from across the organisation gathered in our training centre in Dublin 4 for a national training and development day led by our director of training and development, Pam Skerritt.
Each of those who attended today has signed up to make a difference by supporting the national training and development plan. This plan ensures that all in the organisation work together to improve the skills of their fellow volunteers in their units across the island.… Continue reading
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
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.
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.
Our volunteers give… Continue reading
Conscious of how nervous some of our first aid and fire warden course attendees might feel we set about changing the layout of our venue.
We now provide training where the attendee has their own pod, like going to school in September will be. In each pod you have your own mannequin to do bandaging and your own manikins for practicing CPR. These are cleaned by a team wearing PPE. After your manikin is cleaned, it is put into a 100% degradable bag which you open on the day of your course.
Each attendee receives a student pack which contains… Continue reading