First aiders keep festival-goers safe at V 

V Festival 2013

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 England.

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 leave.  

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 problems.’

Despite the event attracting 85,000 visitors each year, there were no serious incidents to spoil the festivities.