OUR HISTORY

Scotland’s St Andrew’s First Aid was founded in 1882, originally to teach First Aid, provide an ambulance service and teach home nursing and hygiene, and are governed by a Royal Charter.

In 1976 a branch was established in Australia.

Our Milstones

St. Andrew’s First Aid Australia

2016

We adopted a new uniform

2014

We began providing First Aid kits for their field training and level 2 first aid qualifications to the AAC on an annual basis

2013

We established a relationship with the Australian Army Cadets (AAC) Brigade in Victoria providing their cadet units with advanced casualty simulation kits

2012

Dr Anthony Cree, OAM, PhD became the Chief Operations Officer

2012

David Alexander-Fleming, JP became President and CEO on 23 November

2009

Charity Status was granted and St. Andrew’s First Aid Australia became a Public Benevolent Institution.

2009

The Commandant-in-Chief and honorary surgeon to the Queen, Colonel Douglas Bremner conducted an inspection of St. Andrew’s First Aid during his visit to Australia in January.

2008

Dr Anthony Cree, OAM, PhD became the President of the Board of Management and Commandant-in-Chief on 24 May

2007

Public duties and first aid training recommenced

2006

Steven McRae became the Chief Commissioner and CEO on 28 September

2006

We adopted a new logo and trademark

2006

St Andrew’s First Aid Australia was incorporated in Victoria

1996

The Association was granted its Coat of Arms.

1988

Captain Robin Hale is appointed Chief Commissioner (replacing the old title Director)

1986

St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association Australia focused its major operations to the provision of services as attached staff to Non-Governmental Organizations

1986

St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association Australia was de-registered in Scotland

1986

The Victorian Government introduces the Ambulance Services Act 1986 which included the section: A person must not use the words “ambulance service” or any name, title or description to imply an association with an ambulance service, unless such an association exists.

1980

Edward ‘Ted’ Rigby received ‘Life Membership’ of the Association and is appointed the new Director

1978

The Corps adopted “For Humanity” as its motto.

1976

St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association Australia was established, under Scottish Charter, on 5 April 1976 by the Director General St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association, Dr Daniel Strachan, OBE.