St. John Ambulance Canada Logo.
In Canada, St. John Ambulance (SJA) has become a very well known organization and today is the most successful non-profit first aid training organization, world wide. In Canada, SJA is divided into two major groups, the Branch and the Brigade.
The Branch focuses on training the general public and depending on the province, offers courses from Emergency First Aid to the level of Emergency Medical Responder or First Responder, the first level of advanced medical care.
The Brigade in Canada is very similar to that in England, Brigade members in Canada bear very much the same uniform, and are trained to what is known as the Brigade Training System (BTS). A new program in Canada, however, is changing this. The Advanced Medical First Responder Level 1 (AMFR-1) is an advanced level of first aid, allowing members to perform first aid individually and giving them more advanced skills to better serve the public.
Youth in SJA Canada are a very important part of the organization as well. The proficiency program allows youth members to gain the Grand Prior's award, as well as work toward the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The program is designed to meet the requirements of the Grand Prior's Award, and also give youth valuable life skills. In addition to this, youth members are given the opportunity to perform community service and patient care, provided that they are supervised by adult members and hold a valid Emergency First Aid certificate or higher. The logo of the Duke of Edinburghs Award. ...
In times of emergency, SJA Canada is on standby, waiting to provide Disaster Relief and Emergency services to the area. Exactly what procedure is taken greatly depends on what area a division or member resides in and varies due to training and availability or supplies and equipment.
- ^ The St. John Ambulance Medical First Responder Program
- St. John Ambulance Canada
Other related websites
- Ontario Plaques - St. John Ambulance in Ontario