Brockville – On Saturday, March 3rd, St. John Ambulance Leeds Grenville & Lanark Branch hosted the Annual Zone 6 Competitions in Brockville.
Teams from all over Zone 6 participated which includes Kingston, Belleville, Cornwall, Renfrew County, Leeds, Grenville & Lanark. Competitors ranged in age from age 11 up including youth teams, Standard First Aid Teams, Advanced Medical First Response Teams, and Pro Teams which consist of at least 2 Firefighters, RN, or RPN, etc.
The local Leeds Grenville & Lanark Branch did very well in Saturday’s competition with the Youth Team coming in first place, the Standard team coming in second and the branch’s Medical First Responder team coming in first place.
All three teams will now be moving on to the Provincial Competition which will be held in Toronto on May 26 at the
Emergency Medical Training Institute.
The history of St. John Ambulance first aid competitions dates back to the 1890’s in England, to 1914 in Canada and to 1918 in Ontario. The objectives of these first aid competitions are to improve the efficiency and quality of care provided by first-aiders, to accustom first-aiders to work in all types of surroundings, to build confidence in first-aiders, to stimulate a healthy rivalry between competing teams, to provide the opportunity for competitors to meet and interact with their colleagues from across the province, and to allow members of the public to view the excellent care St. John Ambulance trained first-aiders provide.
For more information please contact St. John Ambulance Leeds Grenville & Lanark at 613-342-2974, http://sjabrockville.org/ or go to their Facebook page to learn more information about the organization or how you can become a volunteer.