Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, visited the St John Ambulance Hertfordshire County Headquarters, based on Argyle Way in Stevenage, to hear about the work the leading first aid charity undertakes in the town and beyond, and to thank the volunteers for their support in the snow and generally adverse weather conditions.
Stephen said “I wanted to say a big thank you to St John Ambulance for their huge contribution to our local community. The emergency support they provide to the Ambulance service is very welcome, especially at this time of year when they have 4x4 vehicles on standby and manned by volunteers to help paramedics get to emergencies during periods of heavy snowfall.”
He added, “I am always reassured to know that we have such wonderful back up support available at this time of year and wanted to take this opportunity to thank St John Ambulance on behalf of local people.”
Stephen heard about key aspects of St John Ambulance’s work in the local area, such as the charity’s work in schools and in community first aid training, and was shown some of the County’s fleet and spoke to staff including one of the cycle responders.