St John Rescue Corps escalates efforts in fight against COVID-19
Our volunteers are putting themselves at the disposal of the national authorities to help deal with the spread of COVID-19.
Since the first case appeared on our islands, St John immediately began mobilising its volunteers by getting prepared to serve in different eventualities which may necessitate our intervention.
Our volunteers have also undergone specific preparatory training in decontamination procedures held by the Civil Protection Department. We are working closely with the national authorities and have made available our resources and capabilities.
Ongoing preparations have included the acquisition and preparation of specific personal protective equipment for this emergency. We have made preparations for the accommodation of our volunteers at our base in Fort Madalena so that they may live-in should there be an escalation of this crisis.
We are also ready to assist in a number of scenarios and in accordance with the requirements set out by the constituted authorities. This includes the operation of fire stations to supplement Civil Protection Department, assistance with decontamination processes, transportation and logistics services as well as assistance to the vulnerable and elderly people. Assistance with setting up field clinics and assisting the sick could be other ways of contributing.
In the meantime, we are also collaborating with other charities to ensure that food supplies reach families in need at these very testing times.
Our activities will be scaled up according to need. We are looking at providing our support over an extended period of time.
We are here to serve.