St. John Ambulance recruiting volunteers in Corner Brook area

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St. John Ambulance is seeking medical first responder volunteers to provide first-aid coverage at community events in the Corner Brook area.

Roberta Hewitt, Manager of Marketing and Community Services with St. John Ambulance, says that the organization has a new team in place to oversee this objective.

Currently, there are approximately 20 new St. John Ambulance first responder volunteers in the area.

The required level of training for these volunteers is advanced medical first responder level 1, which is a 40-hour course that trains volunteers to be able to respond to various medical issues and emergencies.

Reg Skinner is the new Superintendent of the medical first responder division in Corner Brook.

As a primary care paramedic, he said he’s seen the value of having trained first responders on site for community events.  

“Accidents and injuries can occur at any time,” said Skinner. “At a large event, having a first-aid team on site is critical. St. John Ambulance volunteers are well-trained ... and capable of providing the required assistance.”

Interested volunteers should be at least 16.

For more information, contact the St. John Ambulance Corner Brook training centre at 634-7283 or email sja@nl.sja.ca. 

Organizations: Marketing and Community Services, Medical first responder division

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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