News stories from May 2009

Brave youngsters rewarded
The nation's leading first aid charity is gearing up to honour thirteen brave young people this Saturday at its annual Young First Aider of the Year Awards.
National Family Week a success
St John Ambulance has been busy raising awareness of first aid and volunteering opportunities for all the family during National Family Week.
Nursing home residents evacuated
St John Ambulance volunteers were today involved in a dramatic evacuation after a fire in a petrol station threatened a local nursing home.
First aid for children
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St John Ambulance has teamed up with Elastoplast to launch a new initiative called 'First aid for children’- a series of essential first-aid fact sheets for parents.
First aid for car crush victims
First aiders raced into action to provide emergency treatment to members of the public who were injured in an incident during a Family Fun Day at Goodwood Racecourse over the bank holiday.
Cheese rollers keep volunteers busy
First aiders at one of the country's most bizarre events – the annual cheese rolling competition- saw a 50% increase in injuries compared to last year with the muggy weather turning the ground into a virtual trampoline.
Supporting National Family Week
St John Ambulance will be supporting the UK's first ever National Family Week from 25-31 May 2009 by demonstrating how families can learn first aid and volunteer together with the organisation
Arm against allergies
St John Ambulance is supporting National Allergy Week from 11-16 May by encouraging everyone to learn how to treat severe allergic reactions, particularly those close to sufferers.
Nurses' Day support
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St John Ambulance is proud to support Nurses’ Day (12 May) and celebrate the invaluable contribution of nurses to the organisation.
SJA comments on new manikin
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Laerdal Medical has launched a new 'patient simulator' manikin; Simman 3G. Here St John Ambulance comments on its use as a first aid training product.