First Aid Course for Young People - The Order of Malta Cadets (Junior Section of the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps) is a national voluntary youth organisation with a membership of about 2000 young people organised in units throughout Ireland.
Cadets meet weekly and are trained in basic life-saving skills. They learn First Aid, Artificial Resuscitation, Home Nursing & Rescue Skills, which enables them to assist others. Cadets also assist in First Aid Duties, Ambulance Aid & Community Care under the supervision of a Senior Member. Although emphasis is placed on First Aid Training and development of a community spirit, the Order of Malta Cadets provide opportunities for members to have fun and to meet new friends. Outdoor activities, various sports, crafts and hobbies, competitions and social activities are all part of the Order of Malta Cadet Programme. Enrolment continues for the new cadet class Friday 14th September at 5.00 until 6.00. If you are between 10 and 16 and have an hour to spare for twelve weeks you could learn vital skills to save a life. The classes are held in the Order of Malta Hall, O’Donovan Rossa Street, Thurles. Further information is available from the Cadet Leader at (087) 9436696. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Return of Existing Cadets
We are back after our summer break at the usual time of 6.15pm and finishing at 7.45pm sharp for our existing cadets. Please meet at the Order of Malta Hall in Rossa Street. Looking forward to seeing everyone after the summer break. If you are not returning to us after the summer please inform the cadet leaders.
Thanks The Thurles Cadets would like to thank the VEC and the National Lottery for their grant. This grant has facilitated the purchase of new uniforms and kit bags and will subsidise the cost of transport.
Order of Malta Classes
The Thurles Order of Malta run various courses for the public in first aid, first aid for the workplace (Occupational First Aid), defibrillator training (Cardiac First Responder) and paediatric first aid course. The first aid course runs for six nights, two hours each night. The course covers bleeding, fractures, unconsciousness, burns, C.P.R., choking and heart attacks. The defibrillator training course is a three and a half hour course and is a comprehensive course which enables participants to become cardiac first responders. The paediatric first aid course is a thirteen and a half hour course spread out over a number of nights and is ideal for anyone with small children. The places are limited. If we cannot accommodate you on a course, we will place your name on the waiting list. Registration for any of these courses will take place Tuesday September 18th from 7-8 p.m. You may ring the Officer in Charge for further details on 087-2390111.