Sometimes classroom learning just isn’t enough – a couple months ago, we had the opportunity to teach part of a Marine Advanced First Aid course for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) on one of their boats. And not just at the dock – members took our instructor Mike out to the open […]
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Recognizing the signs of a stroke early could save a life. The acronym FAST is a quick and easy way to remember what to check for, and to get someone who is having a stroke the help they need right away. Face Is one side of the face drooping? Is it numb? Ask the person […]
Children can be fun and amazing, but they can also be prone to accidents and getting into things that can be dangerous to both themselves and others. Go on a tour of your house with this child safety checklist to make sure you and your family are safe. Kitchen Spilled liquids are mopped up right […]
Emergencies come in all different forms – natural disasters, bad falls, a medical emergency, etc. – and it’s important to be prepared in case one happens. In fact, it’s the very first step in the Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide for First Aid & CPR! You should have all your emergency items easily accessible – […]
The Canadian Red Cross has just launched their new Psychological First Aid Program! The Red Cross designed Psychological First Aid to promote resiliency and reduce the impact of loss and trauma. It provides knowledge and skills for people to live life through understanding stressors and traumas that impact them. It helps participants understand how to […]
I had just arrived in a town I had moved to for work. While unpacking and cutting down boxes alone in my new apartment, I accidentally nicked my wrist with the utility blade I was using (the blade stroke that cut me came as I was just admonishing myself for using bad scout manners by […]
Did you know that WorkSafeBC just updated their first-aid regulations? That’s right – in September 2018 they published a new version of G3.16(1.1) Basic requirements to meet schedule 3-A. These regulations list the required first-aid kit contents for the supplies, equipment and facility requirements outlined in Schedule 3-A. There are some major changes – most […]
David Fraser, with the Canadian Red Cross, provides important information on how to be prepared for the next disaster to hit the region, and goes through a Deluxe Disaster Preparedness Kit for CTV News Ottawa. What’s in this disaster kit? The Canadian Red Cross Deluxe Disaster Kit is packed full of useful tools and supplies. It is […]
In a perfect world, absolutely everyone would have a first-aid kit. There would be first-aid kits in every house, in every car, and in every workplace. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and sometimes we need to improvise when faced with something like life-threatening bleeding. Life-threatening bleeding refers to a situation where large […]
As of July 1, 2018, as a result of revisions made to the WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid program, EMA Licensees who possess a valid EMA license issued by the EMALB at the First Responder Level or great, may apply to any OFA training agency (hint: Alert First-Aid Inc.) for an OFA certificate as follows: EMA […]