St John Ambulance ready for Europe’s biggest street party - Notting Hill Carnival!

St John Ambulance at Notting Hill Carnival

Our volunteers are busy preparing for one of their biggest challenges of the year.

With around two million people expected to attend the carnival, we’ll be working alongside the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to ensure carnival goers are kept safe during the celebrations.

More than 170 St John Ambulance first aiders, nurses, doctors, paramedics and ambulance crew will be on duty to help. There will also be cycle responders on duty, providing pedal-powered first aid in places where ambulances may struggle to quickly gain access.

‘Our mission is to make sure anyone who needs medical help receives fast and effective first aid.’

- Mike Gibbons, St John Ambulance West London District Manager

We’re supporting the LAS #NotAnAmbulance campaign and we are urging members of the public to avoid making 999 calls, unless necessary.

St John Ambulance carnival top tips:

  • • make sure you look after your friends
  • • know how to get in touch if you lose each other
  • • take friends home if they drink too much.

To find your nearest St John Ambulance treatment centre at the carnival, download the official Notting Hill carnival app, available free from app stores.