St John Ambulance responds to hundreds of local incidents and
major accidents each year. We play a crucial role in supporting the
emergency services when help is needed.
Our volunteers are fully-trained and always on hand to offer
assistance and support to those in need. They respond quickly,
providing vital help when major emergencies, road accidents,
weather incidents and fires occur. Whatever happens, from setting
up an evacuation centre to attending a major accident, we will be
ready to respond.
Many of our members came straight from their work to help those in need and worked tirelessly the whole time, often with little sleep; some of them leaving behind their own flood problems
Chief Commissioner, Operations, St John Ambulance
Throughout June and July 2007 our volunteers worked
tirelessly to help support communities hit by heavy flood
waters. We have provided a 24-hour support with volunteers
and vehicles in a bid to help people struck by the disaster and set
up many rest centres for those evacuated from their homes.
Find out more about our efforts:
London bombings 2005
In July 2005 at the
time of the London bombings, we responded within
hours. We were able to provide more than 120 volunteers and staff,
37 ambulances, 20 mobile treatment centres and numerous specialist
vehicles, to support the London Ambulance Service. We remained at
the three underground stations affected by the bombings, for five
days, 24-hours-a day, to provide care, treatment and support to all
the underground rescue teams and other workers.
If you would like further information, please call 08700 10
49 50 to be put in touch with your local St John