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First aid for outdoor enthusiasts

Last week, I stepped out of the office to get a taste of a different kind of first aid training. I joined instructor Blair Doyle and a dozen participants taking part in an Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid course. 

Photo of the Day: Reaching out to newcomers

Every day, we publish a photo to show Red Cross at work across the country or around the world. Do you have a photo to share? Let us know!Manitoba Injury Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Montebruno (at front) facilitates a SMARTSTART workshop with stu...

Talking teamwork at the Red Cross field hospital

*Guest post by Guy Lepage. Guy is a Red Cross communications delegate. **Photos by Johan Hallberg-Campbell [slideshow] Teamwork. We all know the concept. We have all been part of good, maybe even excellent teams. But, it's the ones whe...

Would you know what to do? September 10th is World First Aid Day

By: Don Marentette, Manager, National First Aid Programs As a former paramedic, I understand the importance of first aid training. Emergency services will respond, but what you do in the time between making that call and the arrival of the ambulan...

Disaster school for Red Cross humanitarian workers

The Canadian Red Cross hosted more than 200 participants at the annual Conference on Disaster Management in Halifax, Nova Scotia this week to discuss all things disaster: evacuations, planning, training, communications and preparedness.Halina St Jame...

Exercise, exercise, exercise

[slideshow] On Friday the 13th, parts of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia looked like a scene straight out of the popular TV show CSI. Despite the gory makeup and a script that read like a horror movie, the reality was a lot less sinister.  Emergency respond...

Volunteer teaches about humanitarian issues around the world

Some of our volunteers have been with us since they were young. Let me introduce you to Bernadette Maheandiran from Toronto. She’s one of them. Bernadette started teaching youth about humanitarian issues when she was 15 years-old.  Now 27 and a la...

My first aid class – learning ABCs is as easy as 123

I arrived at my first aid class this week armed with a pen, a notebook, and a thirst for some first aid knowledge. I will admit it had been awhile since I had brushed up on my first aid skills. I got my certification years back, and meant to recertif...

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