St John Ambulance responds to hundreds of local incidents and
major accidents each year. We play a crucial role in supporting
frontline emergency services when help is needed.
Our volunteers are fully-trained and always on hand to offer
assistance and support to those in need. We respond quickly,
providing vital help when major emergencies, road accidents,
weather incidents and fires occur.
St John Ambulance supporting emergency services
In addition to supporting the NHS Ambulance Service on a daily
basis, St John Ambulance also respond to significant and major
In recent years St John Ambulance have:
• Responded to requests from ambulance services to support
the 999 service, allowing the NHS focus on major transport
• Mobilised ambulances, 4 x 4 vehicles and command and control
vehicles at times of severe weather including snow and storms
• Provided first aid cover at evacuation centres and a
house-to-house welfare service in areas of inland flooding or at
risk of flooding – such as during the 2014 flood emergencies
• Evacuated residents from care homes where a utility failure
• Responded to support A&E departments where an “internal
major emergency” has been declared due to exceptional demand.
National and local emergency planning
St John Ambulance is actively engaged with formal civil
contingency structures and activities.
• Nationally with the Cabinet Office and the Voluntary
Sector Contingencies Planning Forum, agreeing and formatting agreed
response protocols for resilience events
• Locally working as partners with Local Resilience
Whatever happens we will be ready to respond.