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Recruitment of fire & rescue volunteers is open!

St John Rescue Corps is organising an Open Day on Saturday 6th January 2018 at Fort Madalena. Visit us between 1030hrs and 1630hrs to see some of the training that St John Rescue Corps’ members undertake.

The open day shall include a number of demonstrations. Moreover, during the open day we are also giving you the opportunity to join a fire safety awareness training session, free of charge. These sessions (approx 1hr) will be held at 1100hrs, 1330hrs and 1530hrs and will include basic fire training such as how to use a fire blanket in case of small fires at home.

During the day, we will be accepting applications from prospective volunteers who would like to join the Corps and follow recruitment training which will commence on Saturday 20 January 2018.


SJRC Open Day Jan 2018


If you are:

  • Over 18 years old;
  • Physically fit for the rigours of rescue work;
  • Committed to follow weekly training (every Saturday 1400-1800hrs and once a week between 1900-2100hrs);
  • Willing to help others; and
  • Committed to volunteer during community events (e.g. concerts, sports events & festivals) and emergencies.

Feel free to submit your application to join our team of volunteers. Kindly download this application form, fill in the necessary details and send it back together with a digital photo on join@sjrcmalta.org.  We will get back to you to  meet up.

YOU can make a difference!!


About the St John Rescue Corps

St John Rescue Corps (SJRC) is a voluntary organisation founded in 1986 to meet the need in Malta of a support civil defence unit consisting of adult volunteers fully trained in rescue and first aid.

Over the past 30 years, our volunteers have assisted in many emergency and community services. In 1995, SJRC was involved in its first major deployment, when the Libyan tanker Um El-Faroud exploded in the then Malta Drydocks. Since that time SJRC assisted in many emergencies including various industrial fires, searches for missing persons and fireworks factory explosions.

Today, SJRC provides backup rescue services to the Civil Protection Department (CPD). Through its fleet of fire trucks and trained volunteers, the Corps assists the CPD: to combat large fires and fireworks factory explosions and to rescue people and salvage property during floods.

Our rescue teams regularly cover community events including: national festivals & concerts, sports events, and village feasts. Additionally, our high-angle rescue team is regularly involved in initiatives aimed at preserving Malta’s national heritage. These initiatives involve clean-up operations of our fortifications and bastions. Our volunteers are also involved in pool and beach lifeguarding duties.

Our unpaid volunteers come from all walks of life including: university, sixth form and MCAST students; electricians; engineers; teachers and managers.

SJRC, together with St John Ambulance First Aid & Nursing and St John Ambulance Training Branch, forms part of St John Malta which operates under the auspices of the Order of St John, of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Sovereign Head.

Our Sponsors

SJRC is grateful for sponsorships received from the underlying companies:

Companies, entities and individuals interested in assisting the Rescue Corps with sponsorships are encouraged to contact us.