Check out open house for St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance in the Cowichan Valley is looking for volunteers to join the brigade.

St. John Ambulance in the Cowichan Valley is looking for volunteers to join the brigade.

Anyone interested is invited to an open house which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At the St. John Ambulance offices in Duncan at Suite 205, 169 Craig St., above Bucky’s Sport Shop.

The organization’s highly trained medical first responders are the first on-scene for event medical emergencies. But it takes more than that to provide a valuable community service.

”If you simply have an interest in first aid and being part of a team; we will provide you the free training and support to become an advanced medical first responder,” reads a press release for the open house.

There are many different roles and levels of expertise for people with the organization. Anyone who already has  AMFR, or OFA3 are welcome, as are medical professional, such as doctors, nurses, or paramedic, who can use their skills to provide additional support for advanced medical training.

There is also a need for those interested in taking a more administrative role, such as helping to schedule events, keep records, help with inventory and ordering.

Our brigade provides support to over 30 events annually, giving first aid services on the front lines at concerts, sporting events, festivals, and more.

“Feel personal satisfaction after helping someone in need through the application of your first aid skills. It’s something special and memorable. Something we all share as a team at St. John Ambulance while we help support our community.,” the release said.

For more information, call 250-746-4058 or email dao.d1054@bc.sja.ca.