V Festival first aid

Two SJA volunteers attending a prominent festival

Over a hundred volunteers helped treat festival goers at this years' V festival in Chelmsford.

St John Ambulance – Essex provided volunteers for each day of the weekend long event at six first aid centres for the ‘V’ Festival over the weekend in support of the East of England Ambulance Service.

Kind hearted first aiders attended to and treated 415 people, with conditions ranging from cuts and bruises to affects of drink and drug abuse to injuries received in fighting. Fifteen people were referred to hospital by ambulance.

I am extremely proud of the way the volunteers rose to the demands in difficult circumstances.

Dr Geoff Kittle
County Commander

The volunteers also provided four accident and emergency ambulances and a new state of the art command and control Unit.

The County Commander, Dr Geoff Kittle, said ‘I am extremely proud of the way the volunteers rose to the demands in difficult circumstances. They are now very tired after the long and arduous two days’.