Red Bull Air Race

Volunteer using radio

Volunteer first aiders are preparing to play a major part supporting the Red Bull Air Race in London this weekend.

St John Ambulance will deploy over 40 first aiders to ensure that visitors are safe and enjoy this fantastic spectacle.

While the world's best pilots show their speed, precision and skill in the air, St John Ambulance volunteers will use their exceptional training, diligence and experience to provide first aid to those who need it on the ground.

(St John Ambulance) is excited to be providing first aid support at the Red Bull Air Race for the first time.

Anne Cable
Commissioner. St John Ambulance London

Over 50,000 spectators are expected to attend the event, when it takes place along the Thames on the 2 and 3 August.

The volunteers will have the support of four ambulances and crew, two treatment centres – one on both the North and South Bank - a doctor, two nurses and a buggy to ensure swift access along the stretch of the river.

The team will be on hand to deal with anything from dehydration to sunstroke, and in extreme cases, to prepare casualties for and transport them to hospital.

'Having already provided support for the London Marathon, Wimbledon, Lords, Twickenham, Premier League, Champions League and UEFA Cup events so far this year, St John Ambulance is excited to be providing first aid support at the Red Bull Air Race for the first time,' said Ann Cable, Commissioner of St John Ambulance London (Prince of Wales's) District.