Red Cross Stories : First Aid and CPR

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First Aid and CPR

How an 11-year-old saved the life of her infant cousin

August 14, 2018 - When Fenyx Aubin-LeBlanc realized her infant cousin was choking, she knew exactly what to do. Fenyx saved her cousin’s life that day.

What are the benefits of workplace first aid and CPR?

August 17, 2017 - While it can be useful in any setting, feeling positive about first aid and CPR abilities can be especially beneficial in the workplace.

A miraculous survival thanks to first aid

September 11, 2015 - Josée Cloutier and her husband are motorcycle enthusiasts and like to hit the road in their free time. "I love discovering new destinations. It's a real sense of escape, my way of enjoying life," she said.

Canadian Red Cross

Emergency Preparedness Week 2014

May 02, 2014 - Emergency Preparedness Week, May 4-10, is a time for the Canadian Red Cross to remind everyone to be ready in the event of emergencies and disasters.

Training for your first marathon? Make time in your plans for a first aid and CPR course

March 21, 2014 -

Spring is running season for many Canadians. Be prepared by learning first aid and CPR.

This winter, don't forget to download the Red Cross First Aid App

February 03, 2014 - Winter may bring beautiful, snowy landscapes, but sub-zero temperatures and slippery ice mean that it's also an essential time to review your first aid.

Essential winter safety tips from the Canadian Red Cross

January 10, 2014 - Winter can be a beautiful time of year, especially in Canada. But keep in mind that the elements can be harsh, and proper winter safety should be observed, whether you're driving or skating on a frozen pond.

Get ready for flu season with Canadian Red Cross prevention tips

November 14, 2013 - Every year, the influenza virus sweeps through Canada, and the lucky ones just end up with a day of rest in bed.

One Red Cross volunteer calls learning first aid 'empowering'

November 12, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross, as one of the nation's largest non-profit organizations, offers humanitarian relief to numerous individuals in need, but also encourages self-empowerment and safety through many programs.

Fall back in to first aid

September 12, 2013 - Fall is a busy time for families across Canada, as summer activities wind to an end and kids get back into their school routines.