ST JOHN HQ, AMBULANCE STATION
ROHAIS AMBULANCE STATION
Our site at the Rohais has been in constant use as an ambulance station and training facility since the 1930’s. It provides a base of operations to the road ambulance service, cliff rescue teams, inshore rescue boats and our event first aid services. The site also hosts a training hall, administration offices, first aid room, meeting rooms, the Care in the Community Library and the St John Healthcare Shop.
ST JOHN TRAINING HALL
The training hall provides a large open space that our volunteers and staff can use to undertake various training activities and can also be split into two spaces for separate activities. There is a large, professional-standard kitchen attached to the hall and television and sound system for presentations with a smaller training/presentation room. Each Tuesday and Friday evening, the hall hosts our youth programmes (Badgers and Cadets) and training for our volunteer first aiders every other Wednesday.
LES COTILS TRAINING CENTRE
All of our commercial first aid and health & safety courses take place at our training centre at Les Cotils opposite Cambridge Park. It offers a large training room and excellent facilities to provide an effective learning environment for a variety of courses.
JOINT SERVICES CONTROL CENTRE
In March 2015, St John, Guernsey Police and the Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service moved into a purpose built control room located at the islands police headquarters, capable of handling all incoming 999 calls, manage multi-agency responses and dispatch resources from all emergency services.
All of the islands emergency services were involved in the project to set up a joint control room for handling all of the Bailiwick’s 999 calls. Control room staff are able to answer any 999 call (previously each service answered its calls separately with their own dedicated control room staff) and dispatch all of the necessary resources without needing to contact each separate control room for assistance. This has led to better response times and a more efficient handling of multi-agency 999 calls, such as traffic collisions or major incidents.