Participate in Reducing Road Accident Fatalities
In a moment, a vehicle crushes — driving millions to the graves prematurely besides considerable economic and emotional losses to victims, their families, and nation as a whole.
When this accidents, St John Ambulance Kenya is often one of the first emergency response organizations on the scene - providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, restores dignity and jumpstarts recovery.
The most effective way to reduce the impact of a crisis is to be prepared to respond to one in advance. St John is committed to emergency preparedness — giving ambulance officers, nationwide volunteers and communities the training and resources needed to address immediate needs.
St John Ambulance have established the following road safety initiatives which you can participate in:
- 15 Highway Rescue Centers near black spot areas along the highway from Mombasa to Malaba have been established,
- Communities near these black spots have been trained on emergency response and fire fighting.
- Motor cyclists (boda boda) in 6 major towns, including Kitengela, Maua, and Machakos have been road safety and road rescue.
- St John also has many registered volunteers who are equipped with essential emergency response skills and are available on short-notice for emergency deployment.
- Our ambulance crew are also working around the clock 24/7 to ensure we save the lives of our fellow Kenyans who may be involved in accidents.
- We also greatly rely on over 15,000 corporate employees we train on first aid every year to assist victims of accidents and disaster.
- We encourage many people to join our first aid training, because it is a basic skill that will help save thousands of lives.
- We cannot be perfect alone; your support would make a great difference to the life of an innocent accident victim.
Highway Rescue Centers
Out of the many black spots on Kenya’s Highways, St John Ambulance have established fifteen (15) rescue teams at Nairobi (Kangemi), Kinungi/MaiMahiu, Naivasha (Kinungi), Nakuru (Saalga), Molo (Sachangwan), Sultan Hamud, Mtito Andei, Kericho, Kisumu, Busia, Eldoret, Webuye, Voi, Malaba, Mombasa, Nithi Bridge, Makuyu
These centers, which act as office and coordination centers, are stocked with emergency rescue equipment and medical supplies as well as training of communities near these areas on emergency response and first aid, since they are always the first responders during accidents.
We are intending to expand these rescue centers after signing a five year agreement with Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA), an umbrella body of petroleum companies, on 6th April 2011 to expand the centers and improve equipments and medical supplies.
Petroleum companies supporting this project include National Oil, KenolKobil, Engen, KPC, Total (K) Ltd, Libya Oil, Libya Oil, Total (K) Ltd, Kenya Shell, Hashi, and KPRL.
The project aims to improve safety and highway emergency Response for on-land Petroleum transportation.