J.L.King Medical Services and Training
Who we are
J.L.King Medical services and Training, set up in August 2014. Previously known as Broughton Astley unit St. John Ambulance. We resigned collectively due to the core ethos of the St. John Ambulance changing. We want to provide a service to the communities. The whole unit is volunteer based.
Why we are named J.L.King
John Laine King. Was the first Leicester corp Superintendent from 1898-1921 within the St. John Ambulance Brigade. A man with a vision and a driving force within the early years of the organisation in Leicester. Someone who believed in giving to the community. Someone who has inspired us to name the volunteer group in his honour.
Within our group
We have many members within our group from various back- grounds. Our two Directors are Anthony Durham and Samuel Huczmann.
Anthony spent 38 years with the St. John Ambulance and was a County Staff Officer Grade 2 and is also a Serving Brother of the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem. He has spent 28 years teaching First Aid to volunteers ranging from children to adults Also teaching ambulance elements within the County Training Team. He also holds a City and Guilds PTTLLS teaching qualification.
Samuel is a 3rd year Paramedic student and is also A Combat Medical Technician with the TA.
We have 2 Paramedics within our group Imogen Makepeace and Gareth Hill, also Julie Jones who is our events team manager.
Our team consists of 15 volunteer members all ex St. John all with a level 3 First aid at work minimum accreditation. Some members have extended skills in oxygen therapy, entonox therapy and other extended skills.
J.L.King are Registered with the Association of First Aiders which allows us to teach a nationally recognised qualification. (Ofqual). We are a nationally recognised HSE approved training centre through our registration with the AoFA. Association of First Aiders.
Our aim is to grow and be a driving force in the communities in Leicestershire.
How J.L.King work
We charge a reasonable fee for covering events and providing First Aid courses around the county. We operate on a not for profit basis. Some events we cover at donation level.
The funds we raise go into allowing us to pay for room hire to allow us to train on a weekly basis so that we can maintain good skill levels. The funding also pays for our insurances, clinical waste disposal etc. if we do find that we have surplus funds then we spend it on new equipment etc, to allow us to give an even better service to the community. We hope that one day we may be able to purchase an ambulance to use within the community.
J.L.King are looking for volunteers that they will train, in the hope they will become part of the group.
For more information go to: www.jlkmedicalservices.com or ring 07815 892756