'Fantastic space': St John Ambulance training facility gets a makeover

St John Ambulance Fairfield Superintendent Abnob Putros said their newly renovated training facility will help them attract more local volunteers.

Improvements to the Vine Street hall included repairing damaged walls, ceilings, architraves, windows and doors. They also received new technology, storage and furniture as part of the $71,000 upgrade courtesy off the NSW Government's 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

"We are so grateful that we have a fantastic space with improved technology for skills training, storage space for our first aid and medical supplies and modern facilities to help attract more local volunteers," Mr Putros said.

McMahon MP Chris Bowen, Fairfield MP Guy Zangari, Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone and Councillor Dai Le met with local St John Ambulance volunteers on Monday to tour Fairfield Division's "safer and more vibrant" training facility and participate in a CPR challenge.

Last year, more than 70 St John Ambulance volunteers provided more than 1000 hours of first aid and medical services to the community at sporting events, school fetes and carnivals as well as supporting larger events such as the City2Surf.