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Would you give first aid if it meant risking your job?

By Safe + Sound | March 30, 2018

This is a question that library staff in Fraser Valley, B.C, now have to consider after being ordered not to perform first aid in emergencies. Imagine this question on a multiple choice test. Q: You are working in the library and you see a person fall to the floor. What should you do? A:   …

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid – Learn to help people with mental health issues

By Safe + Sound | February 5, 2018

When people think of first-aid training, they often think of CPR or bandages. But now there is a program that teaches people how to help those with mental health issues. If somebody breaks a leg we call 911 and the ambulance comes, but with mental health issues it’s harder to recognize the signs and the…

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April 20 2018, Pro D Day Babysitting course, Coquitlam. Register today!

By Safe + Sound | February 5, 2018

Are you worried when you leave your older child at home alone with their younger siblings? If you’d like your 11-15 year old to learn babysitting skills and how to be safer when home alone, you may like to sign them up for our Red Cross Babysitting course on April 20 in Coquitlam. Register online…

How Mental Health First Aid Training Saves Employers Money

By Safe + Sound | June 1, 2017

As a responsible employer, you provide a physically safe environment for your workers. But what about their psychological health and safety? Are you doing enough to help your staff be their best selves at work? Supporting your employees’ mental health with Mental Health First Aid training, can improve productivity, reduce absences, and increase worker retention.…

Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards of Excellence

By Safe + Sound | May 12, 2017

On May 11 2017 I attended the Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards of Excellence event at the Hard Rock Casino. Presented by the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee, this event is a celebration of those who have improved the lives of children aged birth to 6 years and their families in the Tri-Cities. As…

Nitroglycerin or Aspirin – which is best for a heart attack victim?

By Safe + Sound | May 2, 2017

When a person is experiencing a heart attack, should you give them Aspirin or Nitroglycerin? If you suspect that a person is having a heat attack, the most important thing to do is to call 9-1-1 immediately. Don’t do anything before calling 9-1-1. Heart attacks are usually caused by atherosclerosis (the build up of plaque on…

Who is the hero in your workplace?   

By Safe + Sound | March 7, 2017

In every workplace there is a quiet hero. The hero in your workplace is not the boss with the shiny new Mercedes or the sales rep with the highest number of sales. It is not the person who unjams the photocopier or brings the coffee and donuts. The hero could be the parking attendant, the…

Black Friday First Aid & CPR Training BOGO Special!

By Safe + Sound | November 25, 2016

Register for a Red Cross First Aid & CPR course and bring a friend or family member to the course for FREE! OFFER DETAILS: Valid for registrations made between November 25 and November 27 2016. Applies to courses taking place between November 25 and December 30 2016. Subject to availability and our standard terms and…

Why smart employers provide Mental Health First Aid Training in the workplace

By Safe + Sound | November 4, 2016

The Cost of Mental Illness in Canada According to the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) the economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life. Individuals with a mental illness are much less likely to…

9 Tips for a Safe Halloween

By Safe + Sound | October 31, 2016

Follow these tips on Halloween night to help ensure your family has a fun and safe night of trick or treating! 1. Young children should be accompanied by a parent. 2. Older kids should trick or treat in groups and have a cell phone with them. Discuss your child’s route with them and what time…