Brockville – Four local volunteers with St. John Ambulance, Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Branch, have earned promotions to new leadership roles.
In a ceremony at St. John House in Brockville, Peggy Atkins, Courtney Pearce, and Gloria Madden were promoted to the rank of Corporal, and Adam Miller received a promotion to Deputy Chief (Training):
- Corporal Peggy Atkins, assistant for training: Peggy is known for her dedication to upholding training standards. She has contributed over 20 years of service as an Instructor and three years as a Medical First Responder.
- Corporal Courtney Pearce, Duty Co-ordinator: Courtney contributes to the smooth functioning of St. John Ambulance by co-ordinating the assignment of volunteer staff and trucks for duties within our communities. She is currently studying to be a Paramedic and has worked as a volunteer Medical First Responder for two years.
- Corporal Gloria Madden: With over five years of dedicated service, Gloria always helps the Branch without hesitation, assisting both division members and office staff. She has volunteered as a Medical First Responder for four years.
- Deputy Chief (Training) Adam Miller: Adam served in the Branch as a cadet and graduated to the adult division. He currently volunteers to facilitate training other volunteers to provincial standards and has been a Medical First Responder for three years.
Drew Wilder, member of the Board of Directors, said: “It is always an honour to witness the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, and a great pleasure to be able to promote these worthy candidates to new leadership positions.”
• St. John Ambulance is the global leader in the development and provision of First Aid and CPR services.
• Our organization is run entirely by volunteers, with just one full-time and one part-time paid employee. All programs are delivered by volunteers.
• Our Medical First Response (MFR) Community Service Unit (CSU) is available to provide First Aid coverage at community events across the supported region.