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The Ploughing Championships get under way on Tuesday 18th September, and organisers are expecting it to attract some 300,000 punters from around the country. Order of Malta Ambulance Corps volunteers have been working on site since Friday 14th September setting up first aid and medical posts to ensure the safety and well-being of the attendees over the course of the 3-day event.

 

Despite being a voluntary organisation, the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps volunteers are trained to the highest standard, and those volunteering at this high-volume event include nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and Advanced Paramedics.  More than 90 volunteers will be on site each day of the event offering assistance to those who may need it, and liaising with Ploughing Championship officials to ensure that all attendees’ health and safety needs are met.

 

 

Advice

For those attending the event, Order of Malta Ambulance Corps officials have encouraged people to prepare for unpredictable weather conditions, and to pay particular attention to friends and family members who may encounter mobility issues throughout the event.

 

NPA MD Anna May McHugh with Breda Colgan, Order of Malta at the launch of the 2018 National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore. Picture: Jeff Harvey

 

 

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