St. John Ambulance celebrates 125 years of saving lives at work, home and play



    OTTAWA, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - In 2008 St. John Ambulance volunteers and
staff are celebrating 125 years of providing top quality first aid training
and community service. To mark this extraordinary milestone St. John Ambulance
in Ottawa is hosting a number of special events and recognizing its
volunteers.
    On June 24, 2008 St. John Ambulance, Federal District will recognize 125
years of voluntary service with the help of His Worship, Mayor Larry O'Brien
and City Council, at City Hall. The reading of a proclamation will take place
at 12:00 noon, there will be a display, the raising of the St. John flag and a
lunchtime reception hosted by the Mayor and Council Members, to recognize the
charitable contribution of St. John Ambulance to Ottawa.
    We know that emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime, so St John
Ambulance is challenging Ottawans to make first aid training a priority so
that they are ready to help save a life, both at home and at work.

    St. John Ambulance has been ensuring the health, safety and quality of
life for Canadians since 1883. In 2007 St. John Ambulance instructors, gave
1155 courses in Ottawa, training 25,610 Canadians in first aid and CPR.
Approximately 150 volunteers provided 5500 hours of medical first response
services in 2007 at a variety of large and small community based events.
Federal District operates 4 mobile first aid units, and day to day operations
are supported by 12 staff, who work from the First Aid Training & Community
Service Centre on Corvus Court. Please visit www.sja.ca for a complete listing
of first aid courses and products, along with information about St. John
Ambulance.




For further information:

For further information: Ann Ralph, CEO, St. John Ambulance, Federal
District, (613) 722-2002 ext. 210, Fax: (613) 722-7024, ann.ralph@fd.sja.ca,
www.sja.ca

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