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Using CPR to Save Lives

Effective bystander CPR can save lives, which is something Bran Simon learned first-hand a few weeks ago. After hearing yelling and crying in his apartment building, Bran ran over to see what was wrong and saw a man lying on the floor with no vital s...

Celebrate CPR Month with the Canadian Red Cross

November is CPR month at the Canadian Red Cross and we're challenging you to get the training you need to save a life! Although the majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs of a cardiac emergency, fewer than half say they have the s...

Photo of the Day: Using fire to charge mobile phones

With thousands of residents in New York and New Jersey left without power following last week's storm, an innovative company from New York took to the streets to set up charging stations. For those left without electricity, mobile phones are one ...

Tech Talk: Social media and Sandy

Social media isn’t going anywhere. As social media changes the world we live in, disaster responders are finding ways to use it to improve emergency response. The Red Cross is using social media’s ability to disseminate updated information in real-ti...

An update from the American Red Cross DigiDOC

Wendy Harman, Director of Social Media at the American Red Cross talks about how the Red Cross is using social media in their response following Hurricane Sandy. The Red Cross has tracked more than 1 million mentions of Sandy and are using its soci...

Tech Talk: Social media and Sandy

A massive Red Cross relief operation is underway in the U.S. with more than 2,300 highly trained Red Cross disaster volunteers working around the clock in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. A contingent of Canadian support is also being deploye...

Tech Talk: Crisis communications in Trillium Resolve exercise

Last week, the Canadian Red Cross participated in a disaster response exercise called Trillium Resolve in order to test and improve Ontario's emergency response programs. The Red Cross participated in the exercise by opening shelters and assisting "v...

Social Media Team at the Red Cross field hospital: #CRCeru

[slideshow] This week Red Cross aid workers from across the country are meeting in Ontario for an intensive training exercise. Each of the 35 aid workers  - delegates as they are known in the Red Cross movement - are part of a larger roster of spe...

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