World First Aid Day
First aid saves lives
In an emergency, it’s human nature to want to help in any way we can. First aid training provides more than the knowledge and skills to effectively respond – it also provides the confidence to act when needed. Red Cross First Aid offers a wide variety of first aid and CPR training courses, empowering Canadians to act on, prevent, and manage life’s emergencies.
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for Canadians between the ages of one and 44. Having the skills to act immediately in an emergency situation can help save lives and reduce the impact of injury, but the knowledge also helps prevent injuries in the first place.
September 8th, 2012, is World First Aid Day, an annual campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives.
Read more here: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=36133&tid=001