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The name St. John Ambulance or better known as "St. John" is synonymous with First Aid and other humanitarian services in Malaysia as well as all over the world. As the leading First Aid organization in Malaysia since 1908, the St. John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM) has been rendering First Aid and Home Nursing services to the needy in almost all public and private events throughout the country.

Our motto "Pro Utilitate Hominum" - For the Service of Mankind - is a millennial-old tradition of serving the sick and the suffering. With over 60,000 volunteers nationwide, our members have dedicated over 3.6 million man-hours annually in the service of mankind. These volunteer Officers and members are found at all sporting events, festivals, parades and other functions big or small. They are ever ready to serve, come rain or shine, anytime of the year. They also assist in disasters like floods, fires, landslides, plane crashes, etc.

As a charitable organization, the SJAM provides other community services such as haemodialysis centres, 24-hour emergency as well as non-emergency ambulance services, and Home Nursing Care for the Invalid with the assistance of generous corporate bodies. Thanks to them, the organization is able to provide emergency First Aid services along the North-South Highway and the federal trunk roads during the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and the Chinese New Year holidays. The continuous support from the public as well as the corporate citizens is always welcome to help the SJAM to carry out its mission for the benefit of the public all over the nation.

The uniformed members participate in Training Camps, Competitions, Conferences, Officers' and N.C.O.'s Training Courses, Seminars, Workshops, etc. to enable them to stay at the peak of their efficiency. The Cadets, who are the younger members of the movement are trained in leadership as well as in various skills through the Cadet Proficiency Badge Scheme in order to mould them to become good and useful citizens ready to play their part in nation building.

From our humble beginning in the medical services of the British armed forces and the then Federated Malay States' Railways, our men and women received their baptism of fire during World War Two through the British Medical Auxiliary Services (MAS) in providing humanitarian aid and relief to the casualties of the war.

In peace time, our members have expended their efforts in providing First Aid and Home Nursing training to public, institution and government agencies as well as establishing St. John Ambulance units in schools and at places of work. This has enabled the SJAM to further its vision of being a well-organised body dedicated to the relief of our lords and masters - the sick and the suffering, in peace as well as in war.