News stories from May 2009

Brave youngsters rewarded
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The nation's leading first aid charity is gearing up to honour thirteen brave young people this Saturday at its annual Young First Aider of the Year Awards.
National Family Week a success
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St John Ambulance has been busy raising awareness of first aid and volunteering opportunities for all the family during National Family Week.
Nursing home residents evacuated
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St John Ambulance volunteers were today involved in a dramatic evacuation after a fire in a petrol station threatened a local nursing home.
First aid for children
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St John Ambulance has teamed up with Elastoplast to launch a new initiative called 'First aid for children’- a series of essential first-aid fact sheets for parents.
First aid for car crush victims
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First aiders raced into action to provide emergency treatment to members of the public who were injured in an incident during a Family Fun Day at Goodwood Racecourse over the bank holiday.
Cheese rollers keep volunteers busy
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First aiders at one of the country's most bizarre events – the annual cheese rolling competition- saw a 50% increase in injuries compared to last year with the muggy weather turning the ground into a virtual trampoline.
Supporting National Family Week
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St John Ambulance will be supporting the UK's first ever National Family Week from 25-31 May 2009 by demonstrating how families can learn first aid and volunteer together with the organisation
Arm against allergies
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St John Ambulance is supporting National Allergy Week from 11-16 May by encouraging everyone to learn how to treat severe allergic reactions, particularly those close to sufferers.
Nurses' Day support
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St John Ambulance is proud to support Nurses’ Day (12 May) and celebrate the invaluable contribution of nurses to the organisation.
SJA comments on new manikin
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Laerdal Medical has launched a new 'patient simulator' manikin; Simman 3G. Here St John Ambulance comments on its use as a first aid training product.