St John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland

Southern Command


Cups and Shields Golf Competition, Monkstown - September 2008

St John Ambulance at Monkstown Golf CourseSt John Ambulance, Cork City, were invited to provide medical cover at the National Finals of the Cups and Shields Competition at Monkstown Golf Club, situated on the outskirts of Cork City, Ireland. We have provided first aid and ambulance cover at this venue many times before, but it is the first duty there since a major upgrade of the clubhouse was completed.

The competition was held from Monday the 15th to Sunday the 21st of September inclusively. Attendance was light at the beginning of the week but began to grow steadily, culminating with somewhere in the region of a thousand or so people attending on the Thursday and Friday. Read More...

Irish Search and Rescue Dog Training Exercise

St John Ambulance and Search and Rescue Dog AssociationAt St. John Ambulance, we enjoy opportunities to work alongside our partners from all disciplines of the emergency services. Last summer, in association with Irish Search And Rescue Dogs Association (IRDA), and Novartis Ringaskiddy Ltd. Fire Department, we took part in a joint exercise that allowed each organisation to test its first response capabilities.

The scenario involved locating and rescueing live casualties who were trapped in rubble and unstable debris. Each casualty presented to the collaborative rescue team had specific conditions that had to be managed while they were being extracated to waiting ambulances. Read More...

Cork win International Competition - July 2008

Cork Team.St. John Ambulance, Cork City, are delighted to announce that we won an International First Aid Competition in the United Kingdom on Saturday, the 5th of July. The event was held in conjunction with the St. John Ambulance, United Kingdom National Finals in the Fairfields Halls in Croyden.

We would like to thank Doctor Margaret Austin, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of St. John Ambulance, United Kingdom, for devising a new competition and inviting teams from Ireland to compete. The Cork City team were proud to compete against our colleagues from Crumlin, Dublin, and the British Red Cross. Read More...

New Nissan Pathfinder Ambulance - June 2008

 St. John Ambulance, Cork City, are delighted to announce the acquisition of a custom built 4*4 Nissan Pathfinder Ambulance. This is the second addition to our fleet this year. We believe this vehicle will play an instrumental part in the service we provide.

The events we cover, especially equestrian, sometimes do not lend themselves to getting an ambulance within close proximity of a casualty. Our new ambulance will allow us to travel more effectively off road, increasing our chances of getting equipment and personnel close to any incident that may occur quickly. Read More...

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