Flying Christine III returning to Guernsey after the Sea Service in Sark 17-08-14 Pic by Tony Rive (14)

Flying Christine undergoes routine maintenance

The St John marine ambulance, Flying Christine III, will be temporarily out of service for routine maintenance next week. Maintenance work is required twice a year to clean the bottom of the vessel and ensure it remains in good working order. There have been no issues or problems with the …

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Incident at the Cow’s Horn this weekend

At 9.44pm on Saturday 27 June 2015, the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre received a call advising that a man had fallen from Cows Horn, approximately 100ft, onto the rocks below. A double crewed ambulance and a paramedic response car were immediately dispatched and arrived on scene at 9.52pm. The ambulance …

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St John have bought six scoop stretchers with the money from Channel Islands Christmas Lottery
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St John to benefit from unclaimed lottery funding

Unclaimed Channel Island Lottery money has enabled St John Ambulance and Rescue Service to purchase six much needed scoop stretchers. £290,000 was made available by the States of Guernsey, who released unclaimed prize money from previous Christmas Lotteries.  The Association of Guernsey Charities invited local charities to apply for funds …

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Survey launched about the future of Guernsey’s ambulance service

Islanders are being asked to take 15 minutes and use it to help shape the future of Guernsey’s ambulance service. The survey, which includes 18 questions in total, can be found here http://bit.ly/1THrvu6  The steering group tasked with developing the most effective ambulance service for Guernsey has launched an online survey …

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Students learn lifesaving skills in Big First Aid Lesson

Year seven students at Blanchelande College were among more than 410,000 children across the UK who took part in an online first aid lesson delivered by Claudia Winkleman. The Big First Aid Lesson was live streamed into classrooms across the UK on Friday 12 June as part of a national campaign …

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St John staff attend leading paramedic conference

Two St John staff joined over a thousand medical professionals at the Innovation for Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (IPEC) conference in Brighton last month. Paramedic Steve Torode and Sonia Guille, station officer, attended the two-day conference which looked at ways to improve outcomes for out of hospital cardiac arrest patients. There were 12 speakers at the …

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National Volunteers’ Week 2015

Volunteers Week is all about celebrating the men and women who keep organisations like St John going. We couldn’t exist without them and would like to take this opportunity to say a very special thank you to all the following volunteer teams for their continued hard work, time and dedication: …