Outstanding service celebrated at monthly St John awards

St John Ambulance & Rescue Service has celebrated the commitment and dedication of three members of the service at its May monthly Awards Presentation.

Dave Henderson was presented with the highest award in recognition of his 20 years as a voluntary engineer of the marine ambulance.

During that time he has responded to numerous emergency calls for medical assistance at sea and the surrounding smaller Islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, at all hours of the day and night.

Chief Officer, Jon Beausire said: “Dave’s dedication and commitment to the Marine Ambulance Service is in the best traditions of St John. His professional experience and expertise has been a great benefit to the service and his additional volunteering as an engineer has been commendable.”

Dave Henderson (2)

Meanwhile Emergency Medical Technician, Dean Robilliard received an award given to the member who has gone above and beyond what is normally expected of employees and volunteers.

Throughout his time with the service, Dean has received many letters from grateful members of the public praising his kindness, professionalism, helpfulness and understanding. This year he received the most appreciations letters of all the employees and volunteers at St John, just ahead of Emergency Medical Technician Jemma Wadley and Paramedic Steve Domaille.

Dean Robilliard

Paramedic Jeremy Lovell was recognised for completing an Advanced Life Support course delivered by the Institute of Health and Social Care Studies. The course included advanced training on airway management, manual defibrillation, life threatening arrhythmias and post resuscitation care.

Jeremy Lovell

“Every month it is fantastic to recognise the performance of employees and volunteers  who have given so much to St John and to our community. They have all performed with commitment, dedication and professionalism in their roles and are a credit to the service and to the island,” said Jon Beausire.