St. John Ambulance, Federal District

St. John Ambulance, Federal District

June 19, 2008 14:38 ET

St. John Ambulance Celebrates 125 Years of Saving Lives at Work, Home and Play

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - 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.

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