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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...

Photo of the Day: Multitasking and teamwork

Every day, we publish a photo to show the Red Cross at work across the country or around the world. Do you have a photo to share? Let us know! While a real disaster was keeping Canadian Red Cross disaster response volunteers busy in flooded Perth-An...

Prince Harry the first aider

Guest blog by Mark Cox from the British Red Cross. This blog was originally posted on the British Red Cross blog. We all know Prince Harry is pretty top-notch at polo, but up till now he’s kept his first aid skills firmly under his belt. Howev...

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...

Possible best gift this holiday season? Learning CPR

There are a number of things we can do to protect our families and also reduce our chances of having a heart attack this holiday season. The first and most important thing is to take a CPR class. With 70 per cent of cardiac arrests happening at home, a CPR class provides you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to know what to do in an emergency. 

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