Recently, fifteen volunteer members of Guernsey’s Ambulance Reserve took part in a training session on the playing fields of one of the local schools. The training session comprised of erecting the major incident Air Shelter tent and taking part in a mini major incident exercise including the triage of casualties, loading and driving ambulance vehicles, radio communications, patient treatment and observation.
The Ambulance Reserve organise a varied training schedule and meet twice a month to maintain their skills in order to support The St John Ambulance & Rescue Service. Members of the Ambulance Reserve have recently supported us during two incidents over the past couple of weeks, a cliff rescue where they assisted the St John cliff rescue team with winching a casualty and moving equipment and in the rescue and recovery of patients following a boating incident where a vessel with six persons on board hit rocks near the shore line of Guernsey. St John is grateful for all of the assistance which our volunteers provide.
If you are interested in becoming member of Guernsey’s Ambulance Reserve and would like to find out more, please contact Station Officer Andy Adam via email: firstname.lastname@example.org