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My first aid training saved my daughter

Just recently, Laura Edwards, a First Aid Co-ordinator in York Region, got a call from her daughter’s daycare that two-year-old Katelyn was having an allergic reaction to a bug bite.  Laura credits her first aid training for, quite possibly, saving h...

Canada Day festivities from the first aid tent

[slideshow] If you were celebrating Canada Day on Parliament Hill last Thursday, you probably noticed Red Cross volunteers around. They are members of the First Aid Service Team (FAST) who were working alongside the Ottawa Emergency Services and RCM...

Tips for a safe summer

There’s been some sad news in Scarborough this week about two teen-aged boys who were swimming in a condo pool. One of the boys died, while media reports the other is in hospital. These are not the first drownings (or near-drownings) of the season...

Boy uses Red Cross skills to save his sister

[slideshow]Here is an injury prevention story from Atlantic Canada that we just had to share with everyone. Ten year-old Brandon Mitchell from Gander Newfoundland was recently presented with a Red Cross Rescuer Award at his school. Last April, his li...

Gift idea #5: So your dad will be ready when the time comes

If you’ve got a dad like Disaster Dude John Saunders, then he will definitely like to receive a disaster preparedness kit. This kit features over 85 essential items that will help support you during the first 72 hours of an emergency. All item...

Gift Idea #7: Gifts for the adventurer

And for the adventurer dad, why not make him his own Camping Survival Kit? This kit could contain a thermal blanket, foot warmers, light sticks, and of course, any camper’s survival kit should include this manual for Wilderness and Remote First Aid.

Gift Idea #8: First Aid for any dad

What dad wouldn’t appreciate his own First Aid kit for his car? Here’s one from Red Cross.  Here is a list of other items that could be included in an emergency car kit.

Red Cross teaching sailors to say “ahoy!” to First Aid

A shipmate is not paying attention because of commotion on deck.  He steps back and falls into the cargo hold. He is conscious, but cannot get to his feet.  What do you do? The Red Cross is helping seafarers prepare for situations like these and m...

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