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Would you know what to do?

If you were coming down the escalator/stairs at a busy shopping mall and noticed someone at the bottom of it, sprawled out on the ground and not moving, would you know what to do? The Red Cross put Canadians to the test a few years back with an aw...

World First Aid Day

Red Cross societies around the world are getting ready to mark World First Aid Day on Saturday Sept. 11, first introduced by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2000. It’s a great opportunity for us to bl...

Introducing Photo Tuesday

Every Tuesday, we're going to publish a photo to share with you Red Cross at work across the province. Do you have a photo to share? Let us know! This week's photo was submitted by our Ottawa branch. It's the branch's First Aid Service Team helpin...

Bring preparedness on your next outdoor trip

Fresh air, beautiful scenery, being one with nature ... These are just a few of the reasons why many people head into the wilderness to do some hiking or camping, especially this time of year. Unfortunately, the last few weeks we have read stories...

Poison ivy takes on the Disaster Dude

Our Disaster Dude John Saunders recently had a brush with poison ivy. He was trying out his green thumb in the garden, grabbed a handful of weeds to toss and suddenly felt his hands burning. To his surprise, he realized he had grabbed a handful of po...

It’s a defibrillator! It’s a toaster!

It’s a defibrillator toaster! Our friends at Red Cross PDX recently wrote about this one-of-a-kind toaster on their blog. And since every Friday is Food Friday on this blog, we just had to share it with all of you. Not only does it toast your b...

Learning to swim

[slideshow] Check out these cute photos from a recent swim program with the Mattagami First Nations in Timmins. Shout out to the instructors, Kayla Lessard, Natasha Kullas, and Ashley Kullas, who were in the water with these 25 children. Also, Dar...

Pizza delivery man saves heart attack victim

Check out this story from the Toronto Star about a guy who delivered a pizza to a heart attack victim and saved his life with CPR. Turns out the delivery man was a former paramedic, but you don’t need to be a paramedic to do CPR. Any one of us can...

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