St John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland

Southern Command


First Aid at "Live at the Marquee" - June 2008

Live at the Marquee - Cork City"Live at the Marquee" is one of Cork City's largest annual music festivals. The first event took place in 2005 when Cork was the European Capital of Culture. This year, fourteen events will take place between the middle of June and the start of July. These include such legendary artists as Christy Moore, Neil Young, Meat Loaf, Paul Simon and Pink.

St. John Ambulance, Cork City, is working in conjunction with the HSE, the Order of Malta, and the Irish Red Cross in order to ensure that adequate first aid and ambulance cover is provided for festival goers. Each voluntary organisation will cover an equal number of events. Read More...

Report on Cork City Marathon - June 2008

Cork City Marathon RunnersSt. John Ambulance, Cork City, worked under the control of the Health Service Executive (HSE) to provide first aid and ambulance cover for the Cork City Marathon on the 2nd of June, 2008. Our members, who are all unpaid volunteers, covered from mile one to five, and from mile thirteen to sixteen.

St. John Ambulance, Cork City, had three state of the art Crusader ambulances, a mini bus, a car, and cycle responders operational. A fourth ambulance was supplied by the Castleknock Division. We also had cardiac first response foot patrols operating along the course. Our members redeployed when the last of the runners passed our designated positions. Read More...

First Aid at Cork City Marathon - June 2008

 St. John Ambulance, Cork City, is gearing up for the annual Cork City Marathon on the 2nd of June. We hope everyone enjoys the event. We wish to share important information with competitors and spectators so please read this full article. On the day, we will be working in conjunction with the Health Service Executive, the Irish Red Cross, the Civil Defence, and the Order of Malta.

Our headquarters at 6 Victoria Road, Cork City, will act as the muster point for all medical personnel from the various organisations.  From there, highly trained teams will be dispatched to 14 different locations along the route where they will be on hand for any medical emergency. Read More...
Adult First Aid Competitions - May 2008

Member competing in the competition.Pairc Ui Chaoimh played host to our annual competitions on Saturday, the 18th of May. These competitions allow teams from around the country to practice their skills in realistic scenarios.

This year, eighteen teams competed. The teams represented the Cork City Division and various divisions from around Dublin. There was two seperate contests, namely the Commissioners Cup and the O'Keeve Cup, with the Lansdowne Division winning the former, and the Cork City Division winning the latter. As usual, the standard was extremely high and both contests were very competitive. Read More...

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