Training Courses for Public
St. John Ambulance Association is responsible for training members of the public in the principle and the practice of First Aid, Home Nursing and other allied subjects, together with publication of textbooks to facilitate such instruction. It also organizes examinations and issues certificates of proficiency to successful candidates. Modest fees are charged for courses and examinations.
The Association arranges courses to be conducted at various Training Centres throughout the territories. We also provide courses to be held in premises of commercial firms, voluntary organizations and schools on request.
At present, the Association has over 600 volunteer Lecturers, including doctors and nurses, providing various training courses for members of the public.
For enquiries on training courses, please address to:
4/F, St. John Tower, 2 MacDonnell Road, Hong Kong
Or refer to other contact information in Contact Us section.
First Aid and Youth Services
St. John Ambulance Brigade, the service arm of St. John, is responsible for the organization, training and equipment with uniform of men, women and young persons to undertake, on a voluntary basis, either as individuals or as organized groups, First Aid, Home Nursing and allied activities in public places, or elsewhere as occasions may require, for welfare to those in need. The service is free.
Under the leadership of the Commissioner, the Brigade has a strength of over 7,300 volunteers who are trained to be efficient and competent at all times to perform public duties in the following aspects:
- Ambulance Service
- First Aid Service
- Dental Service for the persons with special needs
- Youth Service
A) Ambulance Service
Fully equipped ambulances are run by the Brigade and stationed in three depots, attending to emergency calls from residents of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories on 24-hour basis. The emergency number is 1878 000.
Hong Kong Island Depot 2 Tai Hang Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Kowloon Depot 10 Princess Margaret Road, Kowloon
New Territories Depot 28 Tin Ping Road, Sheung Shui, New Territories
B) First Aid Service
These ambulances are also available upon prior arrangement at races, sports meetings, walkathons and other public events where large number of people are in attendance.
On request from the public, Members of the Brigade will be assigned to duties of any kind, for provision of first aid/allied services to the public on voluntary basis.
However, since all members of the Brigade are volunteers from all walks of life, the First Aid teams are generally confined to duties over weekends and on public holidays, at athletic meets, football matches, races, sponsored walks and other public gatherings where people gather in large crowds and casualties are expected.
Those in need of the service may write 4 weeks in advance, submitting online application, or complete and return the Application Form for First Aid Service by fax at 2530 2727 or send to Brigade Services Officer.
Brigade Services Officer
Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Headquarters
5/F, St. John Tower, 2 MacDonnell Road, Hong Kong
For enquiries on First Aid Service, please refer to Contact Us section.
Those who are interested in joining the Brigade, please refer to Volunteers for details.
C) Dental Service for the persons with special needs
Volunteer dentists of the Dental Command provide free dental service to the persons with special needs.
The Dental Command also conducts some Outreach Programmes that include Dental Health Education and counceling for many local charitable organizations throughout the year.
The dental clinic is the only one of its kind throughout all St. John organizations worldwide and it opens 5 sessions a week as follows:
from 1900 to 2130 hours on Monday, Tuesday , Thursday and Friday, and from 1000 to 1200 hours on Sunday .
(Remarks : When the typhoon signal No.3 is hoisted at 3:00pm on weekday or 6:00am on Sunday, the dental service on that day will be cancelled accordingly.)
Application for use of the service should be made by letter through institutions. For enquires, please send email to email@example.com
A dental van is also available for transporting patients to the clinic from MTR station at Admiralty through advance booking.
D) Youth Service
The Youth Command of St. John Ambulance Brigade was established in 1948. The Command aims to train teenagers in First Aid and Home Nursing skills, in order to cultivate the spirit of discipline and cooperation which are essential to their all-round development. Most Cadet Divisions are established in secondary schools over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories.
On request from the public, Cadet Members will assist charitable organizations in duty services like flag selling and crowd control. Since most Cadet Members are secondary school students, the services are generally confined to duties on weekends, public and school holidays. Those in need of the service may write to the Youth Officer at least two months in advance. Whether the requests will be considered and approved by the Officer-in-charge of Youth Command or not will greatly depend on the duty nature, date and time.
Interested parties who wish to apply for Cadet duty services or principals of secondary/ primary schools who wish to establish a Cadet/ Pandas Division in their schools may write to:
Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Headquarters
Room 304, 3/F, St. John Tower, 2 MacDonnell Road, Hong Kong.
Those who are interested in joining the Youth Command, please refer to Volunteers for details.