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Take it from a Savvy Mom: Why every parent should have first aid training

I first read this story in a newsletter from Savvy Mom. At the Red Cross, we think it's great to share first aid stories because they inspire others to get trained. Just recently, the Canadian Red Cross conducted research that showed nearly 40% of Ca...

Celebrate World First Aid Day by updating your first aid training

September 8 is World First Aid Day and the Canadian Red Cross is calling on all Canadians to ensure they have the skills needed to save lives when an emergency happens. This call to action is especially important in light of recent polling that s...

Photo of the Day: Canadian Red Cross training on the beach in Sherkston, Ontario

Last week, Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Deb Demaine and Canadian Red Cross Summer Student Katie Holahan led a combined CPR/AED and Emergency Preparedness course for participants at Sherkston Shores in Sherkston, Ontario. The Sherkston co...

Thunder Bay flooding: Experience and expertise on the ground

We're over a week into the response to significant flooding in Thunder Bay, Ontario and the Red Cross has significantly ramped up its operations to assess the needs of affected residents, provide emergency relief and plan for longer term recovery. Wh...

ERU Training: Admin team grows by one

Guest entry by Gwen Eamer, National Office Media Advisor Red Crossers from across the country have gathered outside Toronto this week to train as Emergency Response Unit (ERU) delegates. Trainees have been put through a variety of high-stress simu...

Dispatch from ERU training: How skilled workers prepare for emergencies

Guest entry by Gwen Eamer, National Office Media Advisor What do a plumber, electrician and orthotics fitter have in common? It might seem like the beginning of a bad joke, but in fact its the beginning of an exceptional team being trained by the ...

Photo of the Day: Making an IMPACT

[slideshow] For today’s Photo of the Day, I’m sharing a slideshow to introduce you to the newest batch of Canadian Red Cross delegates. Delegates are highly trained professionals who are deployed internationally on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross...

Why are these Red Crossers blindfolded?

This week, the Canadian Red Cross is holding an intensive training course for specialists who have been recently been accepted for work as international aid workers for the Red Cross. The training, called IMPACT -- short for International Mobilizatio...

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