Training Scenario – Car Crash 21/08/2017

Always expect the unexpected

training cadets is an extremely important task for us. We want our cadets to accel in first aid and have develop a passion for them through first aid and helping people. However training from slides and manuals can get a little boring over time and can make cadets lose interest in their training. To tackle this problem we have introduced first aid scenario’s into the mix to try and keep the situation as real as possible while being able to monitor the situation and make sure everyone is safe.

on the 21 of August 2017, we… Continue reading

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 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

Important changes to OFA courses

Please see important changes to first aid courses from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

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

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