Our Membership Comprises of these categories;
St. John Junior Boys and Girls
Boys and girls between the age of 8 and 11 years and with written consent from their parents or guardians may join a St. John Junior division. The focus of this membership group is to encourage their mental and physical development and to prepare them for the challenges of being a Cadet.
They are exposed to the “Essential Of First Aid” subject and will include other subjects such as First Aid and Nursing, Knowledge of the History of SJAM, Road and Home Safety, General Knowledge and Physical Recreation as they progress in their Junior membership.
These members will not carry out any First aid duties.
Ambulance and Nursing Cadets
Enrolment as a Cadet member must be between the age of 10 and 18 years and with parental or guardian consent. Prior to this, they need not be a Junior member.
The aims of the Cadet unit are to:
Provide opportunities for achieving the objectives of SJAM;
Encourage young people to follow the way of life exemplified in the Cadet
Code of Chivalry;
Develop the spirit of combined effort, while giving due consideration to the personality of the individual cadet;
First Aid and home nursing instructional meetings are conducted for these members to be trained as qualified first aiders and fit for carrying out public duties anywhere under the guidance of senior members and officers.
In addition, other youth leadership and development programmes are organized for their benefits such as Cadet Proficiency Scheme, Cadet Leadership Development seminars and other youth oriented activities.
Ambulance and Nursing Adults
Members above 16 years of age and below 65 years old are admitted as Adult members. These members will carry out advance First Aid and basic life saving activities and support the qualified medical personnel such as paramedics and doctors. Suitable members are promoted as officers of SJAM
Primary Duty of All Members
The primary duty of all members of SJAM is to render First Aid and care to the Community. All members are required to keep themselves qualified and efficient through re-examinations and public duties.
Cadet Code of Chilvar
- To serve God
- To be lotal to Seri Paduka Bagind a Yang Di Pertuan Agong. The Ruler or Head of my State and my Officers.
- To Observe the motto:”Pro Utilitate Hominum” – For The Service of Mankind
- To be thorough in work and play
- To help the suffering and the needy
- To be kind to all animals
- To be cheerful and prompt in all I do
- To be truthful and just in all things
Membership in SJAM
St. John Ambulance Of Malaysia (SJAM) is one of the most active voluntary and youth organizations in Malaysia. With over 50,000 volunteers in all states, these members carry out first aid and home nursing duties in public events and private functions.
We are also one of the most active and updated St. John Ambulance units worldwide.
Through rigorous training and assessments our members are taught the latest first aid and basic life saving techniques in accordance to International Standards. We have initiated ISO9002 for our first aid- training and administration.
Furthermore, our members are reassessed yearly to ensure they are updated with the latest techniques and knowledge.
The core of our membership are cadets between the age of 12 and 18 and school-going student. These cadets join one of our many divisions and begin the first aid instructional training and other youth development programmes.
Members continue their service to the adult level and are trained to handle emergency medical assistance and advanced first aid.
Cadets Vision and Mission
Our Vision Statement
To be a well-organized body dedicated to the service to mankind ehich is highly regarded by all, and which all of us can be truly proud of in contributing positively and significantly to our nation building.
Our Mission Statement
We are committed to the excellence in our work in providing the best service possible. We will achieve this through:
- Working as a team in a friendly atmosphere of consultation and mutual respect
- Making greater sacrifice of our time and energy, for a worthy common purpose
- Constatntly striving to improve our organization and our selves
- Being willing to face problems squarely and to accept challenges and to be sensitive to changes
- Working hard in building up our resources and finance in order to further our voluntary and humanitarian service; and
- Constantly building up our membership and promote the spirit of volunteerism