Alison joined our St John 44 years ago

ALISON Brigg has been with the Rocky branch of St John Ambulance cadets division for 44 years, and is still loving it. This year will be a special year as the St John Ambulance cadets celebrate 50 years of teaching our community's juniors how to save lives.

Like most organisations the cadet division has changed with knowledge and "become a real professional'' outfit, Mrs Briggs said.

"When I started on Saturday mornings we learnt some ban- daging, had story telling and coloured.

"Now, we still have fun, but it is much more hands-on and much more full-on.''

As testimony to the professionalism of the establishment Mrs Briggs laughed at some of the medical changes that have taken place in her time.

"Snake bites are now the pressure and immobilisation technique ? but I'm not prepared to say what it was, it will only confuse people,'' she said.

Rockhampton St John Ambulance cadets will celebrate their 50th birthday with a state camp at Coolwaters, Yeppoon, and a reunion and rollcall of past members.



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