St John Corps is an affiliate member of the International Maritime Rescue Federation.
Recruiting Volunteer Lifeguards – April 2017
We are now accepting applications from volunteers interested in joining our next recruitment programme starting in April 2017. This programme is mainly targetted towards volunteers interested in water lifesaving and pool lifeguard duties with the SJRC. The programme consists of these modules:
- Water Lifesaving (every Saturday);
- Introduction to the St John Rescue Corps;
- Light Rescue (rope work, carrying methods & stretcher handling);
- Radio Voice Procedure;
- First Aid & AED;
- Basic Fire Awareness
- Foot Drill;
- Health & Safety Awareness and
- Compass & Mapping.
The training programme will run between April and October 2017. During the course, the participants will be required to take a number of theoretical and practical assessments.
If you are interested in volunteering with us and you fulfill these requirements, we would be happy to meet you and discuss further how.
- Over 18 years old;
- Physically fit for the rigours of rescue work;
- Committed to follow weekly training (every Saturday 1400-1800hrs and one evening during the week 1830-2030hrs);
- Willing to help others; and
- Committed to volunteer during community events (e.g. concerts, sports events & festivals) and emergencies.
Please contact us through this form and we will get back to you.
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.
SJRC is grateful for sponsorships received from the underlying companies:
- Grimaldi Lines
- Lexcorp International Ltd
- Malta Motorways of the Sea Ltd
- Mapfre Middlesea plc
- Paul Hartmann AG
- Reach and Rescue UK
- Sullivan Maritime
- Ta’ Matthew Fish Farms Ltd
- Zahra Enterprises Ltd
Companies, entities and individuals interested in assisting the Rescue Corps with sponsorships are encouraged to contact us.