St John Corps is an affiliate member of the International Maritime Rescue Federation.
St John Rescue Corps’ Annual Review was held Saturday on 7th April. Various distinguished guests attended for this review presided by the Minister of Internal Affairs and National Security, Hon. Dr. Michael Farrugia.
The event commenced with a review of the officers and volunteers by Minister Dr Farrugia and Col Mark Mallia, Commander of St John Malta. Following this inspection, the volunteers demonstrated their rescue skills. A simulation of three accidents was set up. The first accident involved three casualties which could not move and required assistance to be extricated from the scene. The second was of a missing worker who was working underground where the access tunnel collapsed. The third scenario involved an unconscious casualty on the first floor of a building with restricted access.
Following these demonstrations, the guests and volunteers were addressed by the Commissioner & Corps Commander Mr Andrew Grech and Minister Dr Farrugia. Certificates were then presented to members who had successfully completed training courses between 2017 and 2018. Appointment certificates were also presented to non-commissioned officers and officers. His Excellency Dr Jaime H. Cremona and Capt. Reuben Lanfranco were appointed Corps President and Corps Vice-President respectively. Organisations and individuals who have been supporting the Rescue Corps were also presented with certificates of thanks. The event was concluded by group photographs to mark the occasion.