The An Tir Handbook, 3rd Edition, May XXXIII/1998
Chirurgeons provide voluntary first aid at Society events. They also notify attendees of health and safety concerns at Society events. No branch is required to have a Chirurgeon, however, having at least one chirurgeon at an event is greatly appreciated.
An Tir maintains a system for warranting chirurgeons. In order to be a warranted chirurgeon applicants need to provide the Kingdom Chirurgeon with: proof of membership; a current CPR card; and a current Red Cross or St. John's First Aid Card.
Within the chirurgeonate Chirurgeons are divided into apprentice chirurgeons, warranted chirurgeons and master chirurgeons. The title master chirurgeon is an honorary title and can only be held by a warranted chirurgeon.
The Kingdom Chirurgeon
The Kingdom Chirurgeon coordinates the chirurgeons in An Tir and is responsible for making sure that chirurgeons have the modern certification and S.C.A. knowledge for the proper performance of the office.
Principality and Regional ChirurgeonsBecause of a lack of warranted chirurgeons, the structure of the An Tir Chirurgeonate does not strictly follow the Kingdom's boundaries for Principalities and Regions. The people holding the positions on this level coordinate the reporting from the branch chirurgeons; and help recruit and train new chirurgeons.
Branch ChirurgeonsBranch Chirurgeons and chirurgeons at large provide voluntary first aid at events.
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