Heads of Voluntary First Aid Organisations thank members 
Heads of Voluntary First Aid Organisations thank members for their efforts during Storm Emma. 450 calls dealt with by volunteers since last Wednesday 28 February

“The joint heads of the three voluntary First Aid organisations, Irish Red Cross, Order of Malta and St John Ambulance, operating collaboratively as the Joint Voluntaries Coordinating Committee, would like to publicly thank their volunteers for their outstanding work during the recent exceptional weather conditions.

Leaving the safety and comfort of their homes, the volunteers, along with members of the Civil Defence, and in support of the National Ambulance Service, Fire Services, An Garda Síochána, and other service providers, helped thousands of people during this weather event. This involved ambulance and vehicle support with all personnel volunteering their time, service and skills. 

At time of writing, over 450 calls were fielded by the JVCC Control Centre working directly with, and in response to, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) of the National Ambulance Service (NAS). With the support of their families, these volunteers have demonstrated the value of the countless hours of training and fundraising that goes into volunteering in the support of our communities.”

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