The St. John Ambulance Association (also known as The Training Branch), was established in Malta in 1882. It was
the first branch of St. John Ambulance which was formed outside of the United Kingdom. Its aim is to teach First Aid
to the general public and members of St. John Ambulance. In Malta we have been teaching First Aid to the public for over 125
The Training Association in Malta is run by the Director of Training,
HE Comm. Dr. Jaime H. Cremona. The Hon. Secretary is Franco J. Piccinino, the Hon. Deputy Secretary is Ms Victoria
Vincenti and Mr. Paul Spiteri is the Senior Training Development Adviser. There are also twenty six highly experienced Trainers
who form part of this elite Branch.
Over the past few years the number of courses and certificates issued has increased each year, with a new record being
set every year.
Trainers are closely monitored. Training Development Advisors (TDAs)ensure that all Trainers are lecturing
up to standard and at least twice yearly a County Trainer Verifier comes to Malta from the U.K., to assist and update our TDAs
and Trainers in any changes in protocol which have occurred.
Courses are held at our Headquarters in Valletta and also on-site at various companies and organizations. Courses conducted
by St. John Ambulance - Malta are recognised and approved by the Occupational Health & Safety Authority.
First Aid courses are also held at Schools, Scouts/Guides and other youth organizations for children age between 9 and