SJA certificates awarded (in 000s). Statistics taken from MOSJ: Order of St John, Annual Reports, 1910-1990. Statistics are for England, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland up until 1945, and for England, Wales and Northern Ireland after this date.
First aid was the focus of growing voluntary activity in the post-war decades. Despite the advent of the National Health Service in 1948, increased numbers of people volunteered to learn, teach, and administer first aid as concern about health and safety infiltrated new activities and arenas. In this article we use the example of the Voluntary Aid...
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... aid in the sphere of first aid; works' Brigade divisions often doubled as ambulance services for the local community. 14 During the First World War, amongst many activities, BRCS and SJA Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) members supplemented medical services; as a result of the war effort, recruitment and training activity peaked (as we see in Figures 1 and 2). 15 After the First World War, SJA and the BRCS came together to form the Home Ambulance Committee, the county committees of which administered 325 local voluntary ambulance services by 1925. ...
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