First Aid

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Slips, trips and falls: How to stay safe in icy weather

In many parts of the country, winter means icy roads and sidewalks.  With ice comes an increased risk of falls and injury. Here are some tips on how to lessen the risk of falls in icy conditions.

10 tips to reduce common risks this holiday season

Every year people fall off ladders while hanging decorations, cut themselves while wrapping presents, and trip over electric cables or toys left on floors. There are instances of children or pets swallowing small ornaments, and even electrical shocks from holiday tree lights. So, we’ve put together 10 tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe and merry over the holidays. 

2022 holiday gift guide: for a stress-free giving (and receiving!) season

The season of hot chocolates, slippers and cozy blankets is here. This year, the Canadian Red Cross is making it easier for you with our 2022 holiday gift guide for a stress-free gift giving (and receiving) season.

Not everyone experiences chest pain during a heart attack 

If you witnessed a family member who has stopped breathing and is unresponsive, would you know what to do? Fewer than half of Canadians say they have the skills to help in this common and life-threatening emergency.

10 ways for your child to stay safe this Halloween

While Halloween should be full of fun and excitement, here are some tips to keep festivities as safe as possible for participating kids.

Safety essentials to bring in your backpack for your next hike

Heading out for a hike is a delightful way to explore nature. Whether you’re an occasional walker or a hiking aficionado, you’ll need specific equipment to be better prepared in an emergency. This checklist will help you pack some key essentials for your next hike. 

How to stay healthy this cold & flu season

It’s the time of year when the weather is cool and viruses spread. We’ve put together tips to help your loved ones stay safe and healthy, including ways to prevent getting sick, recovery tips, and how to take care yourself while you’re caring for others, so you don’t experience burn-out.

World First Aid Day: Safe + Sound with the Canadian Red Cross

For more than 70 years, the Canadian Red Cross has empowered Canadians through First Aid education and certification through training partners. The Red Cross free First Aid app also places life-saving advice in the hands of every Canadian. In British Columbia, one such Training Partner is Safe + Sound First Aid Training, which consistently provides Red Cross certified first aid and CPR training. More than two decades later, Gill McCulloch, the Owner/Director for Safe + Sound First Aid Training, continues to call this collaboration one of her best decisions to date.

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