Craig Jones – Ambulance officer

Craig Jones – Ambulance officer

One of Craig’s first jobs as an Ambulance Officer involved saving the life of a motorcyclist who had come off his bike while avoiding a car, then collided with another motorcyclist coming the other way.

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Leah Grave - emergency medical call taker

Leah Grave - emergency medical call taker

Coaching a father on how to get his new-born baby to breathe is one of Leah’s most poignant work memories. She had already coached the man through an emergency home birth, but the baby was non-responsive.

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Teresa Burt – emergency medical call taker

Teresa Burt – emergency medical call taker

Teresa says the St John Ambulance Communication Centres computer system gives them the tools they need to cope with all kinds of calls. The communications centre also has a clinical desk, staffed by advanced paramedics. If call takers need assistance, a paramedic can evaluate the call.

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National Marketing Communications Manager - Jan Wilkinson

National Marketing Communications Manager - Jan Wilkinson

Developing effective marketing materials for the St John appeal is one of Jan Wilkinson’s challenges every year.

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Cheryl Cavanagh – events volunteer

Cheryl has been an St John events volunteer for more than three years, returning after taking leave of absence to look after her sick granddaughter. During the time she was on leave, her first aid skills saved someone’s life.

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Allan McCullough – archives volunteer for St John

Allan McCullough – archives volunteer for St John

Allan McCullough’s history with St John dates back to 1956, when he made the switch from fireman to ambulance officer.

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Guy Marks – archives volunteer for St John

Guy Marks – archives volunteer for St John

For many years, Guy Marks was a first aid volunteer at local and international rugby matches in Auckland. He was out in every kind of weather, dealing to every kind of rugby injury.

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Noeline Marks – archives volunteer for St John

Noeline Marks – archives volunteer for St John

Noeline’s family have a four-generation connection with St John. Her parents worked as St John volunteers; she has been involved with St John since childhood; her daughter was in St John youth groups; and now her grandson is treading the St John path.

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