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Tuesday 27 June 2017

St John Ambulance in Swords showcases its work at open night

St John’s ambulance in Swords at their open day
St John’s ambulance in Swords at their open day

The vital work of St John Ambulance in Sword was there for all to see as the organisation held an open night at St Colmcille's GAA Club, recently.

The division of the voluntary organisation was set up in 2014 but recently moved to St Colmcilles GAA Club where its members meet every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm.

St John Ambulance has been offering First Aid and CPR training as well as assistance to sick and injured members of the public for over 100 years.

A spokesperson for the Swords group said: 'We work with the appropriate event organisers, statuary agencies and other organisations to provide first aid cover at public gatherings. St John Ambulance is a registered Charity and receives no state funding. The organisation is run by unpaid volunteers at all levels. Many join with no experience and through the talented trainers, courses and weekly meetings they become highly skilled members.'

At the open night, CPR demos were held as well as demonstrations of the many skills acquired by members who do invaluable work in backing up health and safety professionals at events all around the county. Those who attended the open night also got to see the ambulance and the equipment used by St John volunteers.

If anyone is interested in Joining St John Ambulance Swords Division just drop along to one of the weekly meetings.

Fingal Independent

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