In New Zealand, the St John Ambulance Service treats and transports approximately 400,000 people every year. Read a selection of these stories

Quick backseat delivery for baby girl

Quick backseat delivery for baby girl

Sarah Pellett gave birth to her daughter Indie in the back seat of the family car, aided by husband Ryan and St John emergency medical dispatcher Nick Hancock

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St John Ambulance - Christchurch Earthquake

St John Ambulance - Christchurch Earthquake

After the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch on 22 February 2011, St John crews responded - transporting patients from around the stricken city and treating patients in the temporary triage centre we established at Latimer Square.

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Snowed in and baby on the way

Snowed in and baby on the way

It was a snowy day in August 2011 when Rebecca Barlow, 34 weeks pregnant, recognised the signs of labour. "...We’d had heavy snow falls and Church Bay, where I live, is on the far side of Lyttelton Harbour 45 minutes from Christchurch. I didn’t know how I’d get to hospital with all that snow on the roads. The fire service got called, the army got called - even the coastguard got called! Then St John phoned back and said they’d found a way to do it."

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Six year old shines during 111 emergency

Six year old shines during 111 emergency

Jamie-Lee Kerr is a shining example of how a young girl can remain calm and focused during a medical emergency.

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