During Summer 2016, St John Rescue Corps members trained in water rescue. A total of 27 members successfully undertook the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Life Support 1 exam whilst 8 other members successfully completed the more advanced Life Support 3 exam of the same society. 10 members obtained the RLSS Bronze Medallion, 6 the RLSS Bronze Cross, 11 the more advanced RLSS Award of Merit and 8 the RLSS Silver Cross.
A wide variety of equipment such as throw bags, submersible manikin, rescue flotation devices, spinal board, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) manikin set was used. This equipment was bought through the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ A4U Scheme.