Imagine hiking your favourite trail with your mom when suddenly she starts having trouble breathing, or hearing your dad complain about chest pain while on your regular morning run along the seawall, or at David Lam Park when a little girl starts choking…emergencies can happen at any time and often happen when you least expect. Do you know what you would do in the above scenarios?
Emergencies can happen at any time and often happen when you least expect.
Nervous? Don’t be. Getting certified in Red Cross Emergency First Aid will teach you how to respond to the above scenarios and many more. This 8-hour course will leave you feeling equipped to react appropriately to the most common emergencies seen in adults, children and babies. Red Cross is committed to helping people gain essential skills in first aid and CPR that will enable them to act decisively in the aftermath of injuries and health emergencies which include heart attacks, bleeding, choking and more. Red Cross welcomes anyone aged 13 years and up to register for their Emergency First Aid and CPR certification course.
Get inspired and read more heart-warming Red Cross stories at http://www.redcross.ca/who-we-are/red-cross-stories.
Be a lifeguard for the people around you.
So be an emergency responder; be a lifeguard for the people around you. Not only will the Red Cross Emergency First Aid course be valuable in your life but it can, also, be an attractive skill to your employer. Visit the Roundhouse Arts & Community Centre to register for this course. Courses run from April to August and the certification is valid for 3 years up on completion.
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By Geetanjali Rohatgi, Roundhouse Blog Team. Geetanjali is a committed marketing analyst and an MBA graduate with 3 years of success in delivering strategic direction and planning to assist various companies to achieve their marketing goals. She now works as a social media enthusiast on creating strategies to promote businesses on different social media platforms. A recent arrival to Canada, she is excited to share her unique perspective of Vancouver and the Roundhouse.