Emma heads training in Hampshire
A volunteer first aider has become Head
of the St John Ambulance Training team for Hampshire.
First aid projects
Emma Smart, 32, has been a loyal member of the charity for 20
years since joining as a 12-year-old cadet.
She now joins other volunteers on the
Winchester-based management team, who oversee the charity’s first
aid projects and its 1000 members across the county.
First aid is such an important skill and I would like to make a difference to people’s lives.
Commissioner Training, Hampshire
Emma has worked her way up through the
voluntary ranks of St John Ambulance and for several years ran the
local first aid branch at Fordingbridge and Ringwood.
Two years ago she launched the group’s Badger
Sett for children aged between five and ten, which continues to
She said: ‘I am really looking forward to my
new role. First aid is such an important skill and I would
like to make a difference to people’s lives by encouraging more
members of the community to become lifesavers.’
The charity is planning a series of Community
First Aid courses in Hampshire during the spring and autumn.
The three-hour courses teach Emergency Lifesaving skills.
Emma also works as a First Aid trainer for the
South West region of St John Ambulance, providing Health and Safety
Executive endorsed courses.
Away from first aid, Emma plays the tuba for
the Verwood Concert Brass band.