St. Johns Ambulance

History and the Organization of St. Johns Ambulance

The order of St. Johns began in 1511 by King Henry the 8th and later, in 1877 evolved to  the St John Ambulance Association in the United Kingdom. St. John’s Ambulance has a long and rich history, since 1877, of providing medical training. Although its history is long, it is not the oldest provider of first aid and CPR training. St. John’s Ambulance has associations throughout the world including in:

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • United States of America

First Aid Courses Available through St. Johns Ambulance

  • Emergency First Aid
  • Standard First Aid
  • Advanced Medical First Responder
  • Child Restraint Technician Certification Training
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Marine First Aid
  • First Aid on the Farm

CPR Classes Available through St. Johns Ambulance

  • Level A
  • Level C
  • Level C – Health Care Provider (HCP)

Reviews on St. Johns Ambulance

Positive

St. Johns Ambulance has a very structured program that delivers one of the highest quantity of first aid and CPR courses in Canada. It has a number of training centers throughout Canada in most major municipalities. St. Johns offers one of the most consistent programs. It offers no training providers so its program is easily audited and controlled by its own training centers. Its first aid and CPR classes are almost identical regardless of instructor and location.

Negative

St. Johns Ambulance offers an incredibly structured course which receives a significant amount of negative feedback because candidates feel they are caught in a mundane lecture. Other providers offer course instructors flexibility to make the course interactive and fun while St. Johns is too structured to offer that opportunity to its instructors. Furthermore, St. Johns is the most expensive provider that offers both first aid and CPR classes at incredibly high prices. Re-certification courses are available but at the same price as full courses.

Conclusion

If cost is not a issue to you and if you are looking for incredibly structured lectures with a high quantity of available courses take a first aid and CPR class with St. Johns Ambulance. Not recommended for re-certification classes.