St John Helensville.

Locally St John has just the one ambulance station in Rata Street. There is one ambulance, operated by paid two person crews. Recently a First Response Vehicle, used by volunteers, has come on station.
The station has a training room at the rear, used for First Aid courses and each Monday evening, in term time, by the Helensville Cadet division.
The money collected and local initiatives are administered by the Volunteer Helensville Area Committee (AC), under the Chairmanship of local GP, Dr John Elliott. John is third generation St John, with both his father and grandfather being Chancellors of the New Zealand Priory. The AC meet monthly to discuss local and national fund-raising ideas and how they can be actioned in our area.
The money raised goes towards supporting St John both locally and nationally. Recent local projects include the placement of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in public locations: From Shelly Beach in the West to Waitoki in the North, as well as around Helensville and Parakai. St John is also grateful for the support of the Lions and Rotary in this venture.
Other funds have gone for upgrades and improvements at the station, to provide better facilities for the crews, whilst they are awaiting call out.
As mentioned above, we have an active Cadet division in Helensville, and in recent years this has been joined by one in Kaukapakapa. Cadets from both divisions have been very successful in regional and national first aid competitions, winning multiple cups and awards. John Issott

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