After an horrific battle in northern Italy in 1859, an idea that later grew into the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was born. Even this year millions of people will get hurt or die from their injuries, due to a lack of assistance. The ICRC recognise that first aid is not a replacement for the emergency services, but that first aid is a crucial first step for providing effective and immediate actions that can both decrease serious injuries and improve the chances of survival.
World First Aid Day was introduced by the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in 2000 and it is an opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of learning first aid.
One of our top reasons is that if you have the knowledge, skills and confidence that a first aid course gives, you will feel equipped to deal with whatever the future holds. Your first aid skills and knowledge will then be useful anytime, anyplace, anywhere, for a work colleague, a friend or family member, or even a stranger in the street.
“I want to say a big THANK YOU. Your first aid course saved my grandson’s life today, he choked badly, and I managed to dislodge the bread from his mouth, after about 12 back slaps. Your courses save lives. I will never moan about doing a first aid course again! THANK YOU!”
"I just wanted to say an extra thank you for a really fun and informative first aid course at our school yesterday.
It was very refreshing to have a day of training that was fun and active, as well as delivering exactly what was needed. Both the trainers are fantastic at their job and were professional with the right amount of humour to sustain all our interest.
Having done many training courses I would say this was one of the best I have attended and as a teacher myself I know it is not often that you get good feedback!"
Find more testimonials here from happy customers, to see how first aid training benefited them.
The ICRC has announced that this year’s theme is "First Aid and excluded people.” Excluded people are described as those who are disadvantaged in some way; for example, these may include older people, prisoners, those with disabilities, migrants and others.
One of this year’s key messages is that EVERYONE has the potential to learn first aid and save lives, regardless of their social situation.
Here are 10 more reasons, if you’re not already convinced: -
1. First aid courses can open new opportunities
2. First aid courses can reduce time in hospital
3. First aid courses can help the emergency services
4. First aid courses can reduce recovery time
5. First aid courses can lessen the number of accidents
6. First aid courses can make you feel empowered
7. First aid courses can help with calmness, clarity and confidence
8. First aid courses can challenge and inspire you
9. First aid courses can help build great teams
10. First aid courses ensure first aid kits are used properly
At First Response First Aid Ltd, we provide practical, hands-on first aid training courses that will give you all these skills and more! You can find out more about our courses here, or for more information, give us a call on 01543 372888
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We recommend that taking a First Response (First Aid) Ltd First Aid course is the best way to ensure you have the confidence, knowledge and ability to deal with an emergency.
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First Response (First Aid) Ltd have some of the most amazing trainers out there and anybody who has had the pleasure of attending any one of the many courses would fully agree with this statement.
Well done team First Response (First Aid) Ltd and a big thank you goes out to our customers for providing us with so much positive feedback.
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