Ambullence ABOUT ST. JOHN AMBULANCE, TOLLYGUNGE CENTRE


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ST. JOHN AMBULANCE IS A NON RELIGIOUS, NON POLITICAL, NON SECTARIAN, SECULAR SERVICE ORGANISATION COVERING FIFTY COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. IT IS PERHAPS THE OLDEST SERVICE AGENCY OF INTERNATIONAL REPUTE.THE GROWTH OF ST. JOHN AMBULANCE IN WEST BENGAL DURING THE POST INDEPENDENCE PERIOD HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL.ON THE 3TH JANUARY 1992, TOLLYGUNGE CENTRE OF ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN KOLKATA.
“ WARRANT OF CONSTITUTION”, WHICH WILL PROOF THAT OUR CENTRE IS ATTACH WITH “ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION”, NEW DELHI, SINCE THE YEAR 1992, DATED 3RD JANUARY, WARRANT NO. 753. ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION’S TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES IS HOWEVER, IN THE FIELD OF IMPARTING TRAINING IN FIRST AID, HOME NURSING, HYGIENE AND SANITATION, MOTHERCRAFT & CHILD WELFARE COURSE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THESE COURSES ARE FOR ONE YEAR AND ANOTHER ONE YEAR FOR PRACTICAL TRAINING EITHIR WITH HOSPITALS OR NURSING HOMES. OUR COURSE FEES FOR TWO YEARS IS ONLY RS. 2000/- PER STUDENT. PRACTICAL TRAINING WE ARE TAGGED WITH AMRI HOSPITAL, BRWS HOSPITAL, WEST BANK HOSPITAL, SWISS PARK NURSING HOME E.T.C. AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING IN BOTH THE COURSES WE GIVE CERTIFICATE FROM OUR NATIONAL HEAD-QUARTER AT NEW DELHI. AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING IN BOTH THE COURSES WE ARRANGE THE NURSING JOBS.
APART FROM THIS TRADTIONAL TRAINING, WE ARE ALSO IMPARTING TRAINING FIRST AID & CPR, HOME NURSING AND OTHER COURSE TO THE GENERAL AND INDUSTIAL PERSONNEL, WHICH IS NOW A DAY A MUST. WE ARE ALSO GIVING TRAINING TO VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
APART FROM THESE WE PROVIDE 24 HOURS AMBULANCE SERVICE, FIRST AID DUTIES FOR SPORTS AND OTHER CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, AS AND WHEN REQUIRED.WE ARE ALSO SUPPLYING TRAINED AND TRAINEE NURSES TO HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOME.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT MILE STONE IN THE RECENT ST. JOHN MOVEMENT IN WEST BENGAL IS THE SETTING UP A VOLUNTARY AID UNIT. THESE UNIT ARRANGE TRAINING IN FIRST AID, SANITATION & PUBLIC HEALTH, LIFE SAVING, RESCUE AND RELIEF OPERATIONS AND PROMOTE COMMUNITY WELFARE. THE TOLLYGUNGE CENTRE RUNS "A DAYS FREE HEALTH CHECK UP CAMPS AND MEDICAL INFORMATION & HELPLINE SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE STATE". IT ALSO PROMOTES AND ORGANISES VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION AND BLOOD GROUPING PROGRAMME, FAMILY WELFARE WORK, DIABETES DETECTION CAMPS, SPONSORING SELF-EMPLOYMENT PROJECTS, PROMOTION OF PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS, CONDUCTING SEMINARS ON HEALTH AND SAFETY AND OTHER SUBJECTS OF VIAL IMPORTANCE. WE ARE IMPARTING TRAINING FOR POOR BOYS, GIRLS AND WIDOWS OF SLUM AREAS.WE ARE ALSO ORGANISED THE ONE DAY AWARNESS PROGRAMME ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY, OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID, FIRE SAFETY, HEALTH & STRESS MANAGEMENT, HEART ATTACK & CARE WITH CPR SYSTEM, HEALTH MANAGEMENT WITH DIABETES CARE & AIDS, DISASTER MANAGEMENT & FIRST AID AND AVAILABLE ALL TYPES OF FIRST AID & SAFETY C.D.& BOOKS AND FIRST AID & SAFETY EQUIPMENTS.
THUS THE ST JOHN AMBULANCE, TOLLYGUNGE CENTRE HAS BECOME NOT ONLY A COMMON MAN’S UNIVERSITY BUT ALSO AN EOMMON MAN’S FRIEND. THE EVOLUTION OF ST. JOHN MOVEMENT IN WEST BENGAL HAS BEEN HISTORIC.


Ambullence HISTORY


Welcome to the website for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, more commonly known as the Order of St. John. One of five mutually recognized orders of St. John, it is an order of the British crown. Reaffirmed in Britain in the mid-19th century, the Order traces its origins back 900 years to the Knights Hospitaller from whom St. John today derives its inspiration and maxims - for the Faith and in the service of Mankind. Today, the Order of St. John is an international body with some 30,000 members worldwide. The Order encompasses the foundations of the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and St. John Ambulance. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MOST VENERABLE ORDEROF THE HOSPITAL OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM 9 Centuries of history...A little over 900 years ago the Abbey of St. Mary in Jerusalem set up a small hospital to care for sick pilgrims. The hospital was attached to a little church dedicated to St. John. When the first Crusade took Jerusalem in 1099, the hospital was probably being run for the abbey by one of its monks called Gerard. It quickly benefited from many gifts of property in Europe as well as in the east and in 1113 Pope Paschal II recognized it as an independent order of the church. The Brothers of St. John later developed a military role. By the middle of the twelfth century, the Order of St. John was a military religious order whose members vowed to care for the sick as well as defend Christianity. The Order of St. John flourished across Europe. In about 1140, its Knights in Britain built their headquarters in Clerkenwell, London. The Order continued to prosper in Britain until Henry VIII time when he confiscated all the lands and property that had been donated to them over the years, and dissolved the Order. The Order of St. John of Jerusalem continued in Catholic Europe, although it faced a difficult period after the loss of its headquarters on Malta in 1798. In the wake of that disaster some members of the Order decided on their own initiative to revive its British branch. This was not accepted by the head of the order in Italy, but the British organization survived and its members determined finally that the Hospitaller tradition of caring for the sick should return to England. So in 1877 they founded the St. John Ambulance Association. At this time Britain was at the height of the industrial revolution. Work was often unpleasant and dangerous, accidents frequent - and no one was trained to give treatment. St. John Ambulance ran classes on First Aid, published books and other material and set examinations for First Aid certificates. The need for equipment was met by establishing a stores depot at St. John Gate, which by then had been acquired as the Headquarters of the Order. Before long thousands of people had received their First Aid certificates and many of them wanted to use their training to help the public. At first they got together in groups called Ambulance Corps, then in 1887, the St. John Ambulance Brigade was formed. Its aim was to provide a service of First Aid and ambulance transport at public events. Members attended wherever crowds gathered from great national occasions to local football matches. (Later, the Brigade and Association merged as "St. John Ambulance".) In 1882, the British Order acquired land in Jerusalem to set up an Eye Hospital, which has been operating ever since. In 1888, in recognition of its work, Queen Victoria made the British Order of St. John a Royal Order of Chivalry with the title. The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem(King George V, an enthusiastic supporter, added “Most to the formal title.) The Order soon spread throughout the then British Empire. Before long, there were largely autonomous branches in a number of places. Soon after the end of World War II, the status of separate Priory had been conferred on St. John in Scotland, Wales, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. They were joined by the United States in 1996. In October 1999, as part of major constitutional changes in the Order, the Priory of England was created to take its place alongside the other seven. These 8 Priories now sit together with the 5 Great Officers, in the Grand Council of the Order. There are also branches in some 30 other Commonwealth centers, run by National St. John Councils. The International Secretariat came into existence in October 1999 to service the Grand Council; and to act as a link between the eight Priories and the many National Councils, as well as with the Foundation for the Jerusalem Eye Hospital.



Ambullence OUR OBJECTS


St John Ambulance First Aid Courses
We at St John Ambulance Tollygunge centre are aware of how easy it is for an accident to occur. Regardless of your First Aid background or level of skill, we customize our courses to meet your special needs. With a First Aid certificate to your credit, you can be sure that you will be the one who knows what to do in an emergency.
St John Ambulance First Aid courses are built on a solid foundation of:

Quality :
Our courses, which are developed by carefully selected health care professionals, conform to regulations stipulated by the Department of Labour. The courses are regularly updated with the latest first aid information from around the world.

Expertise:
Our first aid instructors undergo rigorous training and regular monitoring.

Safety:
Our courses are designed to reinforce safety awareness - making sure that accidents are less likely to happen to you, your family and your colleagues.
First Aid for Youngsters
First Aid for the Family
Bullet First Aid in the Workplace
Bullet Home nursing - Basic
Bullet Home Nursing - Advanced
Bullet First Aid & Safety in the Workplace
Bullet Hygiene & Sanitation
Bullet Mothercraft & child welfare
Bullet First Aid and Health & Safety Training