St. John Tradewinds News

To the Rescue by Bob Malacarne

What’s Happening with St. John Rescue?

A monthly report on the activities of St. John Rescue. We invite your input. Our website is www.stjohnrescue.org.

Response Report: As of July 31, 2006 we have responded to 67 calls for assistance.

Last year’s total number of calls was 75. We will definitely surpass that number this year. Most of our calls deal with motor vehicle crashes which are usually caused by either driving under the influence or excessive speed.

Training Report
We conduct formal training sessions on the second Thursday and the fourth Sunday of each month. We invite members of the fire department, police department, EMS, and National Park Service to attend our training sessions. We cover topics such as: Patient Assess-ment, Oxygen delivery, Airway Management, CPR, AED use, Medical Emergencies, Fractures and other related topics.

If you are interested in attending one of our sessions or would like more information about St. John Rescue please call Bob Malacarne at 626-5118 or 693-RESQ.

St. John Rescue also offers CPR/AED and First Responder classes to the public. We finally have our rescue boat, Marine 1, in service. If you are interested in joining our marine unit please contact us at 693-RESQ(7377).

Our regular monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. The public is welcome to attend.

St. John Rescue Needs a Home
We Need Your Help. St. John Rescue is looking for a home. Currently we have no office space or garage. It is very difficult to keep our documents and supplies organized or to keep our vehicles secure. If you can help us find a home please contact us. We would like to work with you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

– Bob Malacarne
Training Officer, St. John Rescue