The values of love and respect that is tied with voluntary work were the main subject of the message conveyed by HE the President Mrs Marie Louise Coleiro Preca to the members of St John Ambulance and St John Rescue during the opening of the St John’s Day. This event was done on the 25th of June by means of a display in St George’s Square, Valletta
HE Marie Lousie Coleiro Preca, the President will be honoured the officers and members of St Various rescue demonstrations and first aid explanations were given to the public by the adult members and the children’s sections alike.
The general public which attended the activity were presented with Various rescue exercises and first aid demonstrations done by the Rescue and Ambulance sections of St John respectively. Passers-by took the opportunity to undergo a health check by checking the blood sugar level, the Body Mass Index and blood pressure. No less then sixty (60) members of the public took the occasion and make this health check. A unique experience on how to handle a fire hose was also given to the public, with the assistance of the St John volunteers.
The section for children within the St John Association range from 6 to 10 years of age and are known as The Badgers Section while the Cadets Section include children between 11 – 16 years of age.
The St John Association is also well known for the numerous first aid courses delivered to the public and also in work places. Experience shows that there is still a long way until a certain level of awareness about the need to learn some basic elements of first aid is reached. The St John Association in Malta has been in the service of the Maltese people with the primary purpose of delivering training the general public in this subject, since its inception back in 1882. For more information please visit www.sjamalta.org u www.stjohnrescuecorps.org