1909 St Andrew's Ambulance Certificate

Contributed by Robert Pool

1909 St Andrew's Ambulance Certificate

A 1909 St Andrew's Ambulance Association Certificate. In 1882 the St. Andrew's Ambulance Association was created by a number of doctors and businessmen in Glasgow, who were concerned with the increase in the number of people being injured in the rapidly expanding industrial city. First Aid classes were organised, stretcher stations were set up in chemist shops in central Glasgow and an ambulance was bought. Over the coming years affiliated branches were formed and ambulance associations in other towns and cities began to join with St. Andrew's. In 1908 by formal agreement with the Order of St. John, St. Andrew's discontinued all ambulance work in England and St. John Ambulance discontinued all ambulance work in Scotland. Mutual referral between the two organisations continues to the present day. Property of Robert Pool

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