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First aid event services

Event services

Providing first aid cover for your event

First aid at events isn’t just a legislative requirement. It can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Our first aid services are relied upon at thousands of events every year. We are on hand at events across the country, from major sporting fixtures (including Wimbledon, Premier League matches, the London Marathon and horse racing meets) to music festivals, carnivals, exhibitions and expos, air shows, horticultural shows and county fairs.

Our resources include:

  • • the largest fleet of Cycle Responder units in Europe, often arriving first on the scene in a crowded situation
  • • companion cars and mobile treatment units for large events
  • • resilient radio communications and mobile command centres
  • • mobile treatment centres and field hospitals
  • • a nationwide fleet of professionally-equipped ambulances
  • • the latest equipment, including oxygen therapy, defibrillators, carry chairs and stretchers.

St John Ambulance is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission. We are a trusted partner of the NHS and are proud of our reputation for the provision of safe, high quality care.

Get first aid cover for your event


We will need to know the following information:

  • • Date and time
  • • Venue/location
  • • Type of event
  • • Numbers attending/participating
  • • Any special requirements.

Once we have received your information, we will carry out a risk assessment and quote you for the level of cover we recommend.

The more notice you can give us, the more likely it is that we will be able to provide cover for your event. Large events often need planning beginning up to 12 months in advance.

If you’re in the early stages of planning your event and don’t have all of the information above, contact your local St John Ambulance events team and we’ll talk you through your options.


Contact us

For further information, please call 08700 10 49 50* or contact your local St John Ambulance events team.

*Calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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