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Medical First Response

Why join?

Our highly skilled Medical First Response volunteers are equipped and ready to respond to injuries and medical emergencies at events in the community. Our volunteers come with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Many of our volunteers are past, present or future health care or emergency service workers. Volunteer hours serving the community can assist those looking for experience to include in their applications for these highly competitive fields. It is also a great opportunity to develop, refine and utilize existing first aid skills while helping respond to community health and safety needs.

Did you know

the St. John Ambulance Medical First Response Service Unit is comprised of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who log approximately 30,000 hours of community service at over 250 events in the communities we serve each year?

How much does it cost to join?

The St. John Ambulance Medical First Response Services is a no cost volunteer group.

Can anyone join?

Yes! You will need to have a current St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid and CPR "C" certificate, and the minimum age for enrollment in the Medical First Response Services is 18 (16 if you are transferring from the Youth component). There is no upper age limit to the Division; membership is solely based on ability.

When and where do we meet?

We have five Medical First Response teams in Peel: Brampton, Mississauga, ECSpeRT (Erindale College Special Response Team), Orangeville and Humber College Campus Response Team. Meetings are every other week during the year with coverage for events throughout the year at various locations and times in the communities we serve. Click Register to attend our next upcoming volunteer information session< /a>

Our Sponsors


The St. John Ambulance Mississauga Medical First Response Team gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the City of Mississauga to replenish the first aid supplies & oxygen; train new volunteers; replace used or damaged equipment and service of Mobile First Aid Posts to ensure optimal first aid service for public events during the year.
Visit Kleton online St. John Council for Ontario gratefully acknowledges the contribution of equipment from Kleton to enhance the services provided by the Mississauga Medical Response Team
In 2013 our Peel Medical First Response teams received funding for the acquisition of important life saving equipment for our Ambulance units, including 3 Phillips AED units
St. John Council for Ontario gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Pendle Fund at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga.
St. John Council for Ontario gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the W. Garfield Weston for their donation of AED units for our Medical First Response Teams in Mississauga and Orangeville.