News stories from January 2010

Health and safety basics course launched for SMEs
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The organisation has launched a new course aimed at helping small to medium sized businesses understand the basic processes involved in making their workplace legally compliant.
St John Ambulance volunteers help gas leak evacuees
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A team of volunteers from St John Ambulance came to the aid of local people in Havant, Hampshire, at 4am on Monday 18 January when 60 local residents were evacuated from their flats by police after a gas leak.
SJA crew help deliver baby
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St John Ambulance volunteer crews have been working across the counties supporting the NHS Ambulance Service Trusts with emergency call outs during the extreme snow conditions, including helping deliver a baby and rescuing an injured sledger.
Snow patrol
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Dedicated St John Ambulance volunteers have been working through the night, treating patients for conditions such as fractures and dehydration, and transporting terminally ill patients in 4x4 vehicles.
New Year first aid support
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Dedicated St John Ambulance volunteers treated more than 300 casualties and conveyed over 50 to hospital, as hundreds of thousands of revellers gathered on the streets of London to celebrate New Year's Eve.
Emergency support after explosion
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Fast acting St John Ambulance first aiders in Shropshire raced to the scene of an explosion following a blast in Shrewsbury town centre on Sunday.
New Year's Day Parade
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St John Ambulance tended to 13 casualties as over 550,000 spectators gathered on the streets of London to celebrate the 24th New Year’s Day Parade.