First aiders keep festival-goers safe at V
St John Ambulance gave vital
first aid to over 2000 people at V Festival over the
weekend, which was held in the West Midlands and the East of
Huge team operation
The team included healthcare professionals, ambulance crews and
around 150 first aiders on both days, working
alongside local ambulance services.
First aiders were out and about among the crowds on foot patrol
during the festival, keeping everyone safe.
An on-site medical centre was manned throughout and will remain
open until late this afternoon when the last campers
Providing essential first aid
Glen Curry, Regional Events Manager for West Midlands St John
Ambulance, said: ‘Our volunteers worked extremely hard throughout
the weekend dealing with everything from bee and wasp
stings through to panic attacks,
fainting and alcohol related
Despite the event attracting 85,000 visitors each
year, there were no serious incidents to
spoil the festivities.