Order of Malta visit

On the 18th of January Maire from the order of Malta came to our school. She is the head officer at the Craughwell Branch. She said that you would mostly see them at the races or at matches providing 1st aid. They contact through radios among members.

They have to use gloves so if the person is cut the infection will not spread. The order of Malta began with tourists travelling to Jerusalem. The journeys they took were called the crusades. The order was set up by Saint Gerard who was helping the pilgrim on their journey. The original name was the order of Saint John.

They meet every two weeks. The stars  on their shoulders reflect  the level of qualification.  The cadet units are in Craughwell and in Mervue. The training includes games and 1st aid training.  If an incident accured near to you, the first thing you would do is stay calm.

The next thing is to see is the scene clear. Next you ring for help, 911 or 122. But you should only ring if you really need to. The order of Malta has a volunteer ambulance. You should take 1st aid training in transition year. I really enjoyed it.

By Adam

5th Class