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Why get staff trained in first aid?

By Safe + Sound | November 6, 2019

There are more advantages than you might think. Most conscientious employers have “Get staff trained in first aid” somewhere on their to-do list. How high up this item appears on the list may depend on their previous experience of accidents and injuries in the workplace or knowledge of the advantages of first aid training. Safety…

Cellular-connected Drones to Deliver Life-saving Emergency Defibrillators

By Safe + Sound | October 2, 2019

Cellular-connected drones will soon be delivering life saving emergency defibrillators (AED’s) to people suffering cardiac arrest.  When medical emergencies occur in traffic clogged cities and remote rural locations, first responders often face challenges in getting to the scene in time. Trials in Renfrew Ontario on Sept. 21-22, 2019 saw drones arriving at least seven minutes…

Let’s End Stigma Around Drug Use

By Safe + Sound | October 1, 2019

How does stigma affect people who use opioids? Stigma around drug use can prevent people from receiving the help they need. Stigma can have a major impact on the quality of life of people who use opioids, people who are in recovery, and their friends and families. Stigma creates barriers to accessing health and social…

Canada Soccer chooses Red Cross for first aid services!

By Safe + Sound | September 20, 2019

Canadian Red Cross has just become the Official Supplier to Canada Soccer for first aid services. These services include First Aid Training, First Aid Kits and Automated External Defibrillators. Canada Soccer is the official governing body for soccer in Canada. In partnership with its members, Canada Soccer promotes the growth and development of soccer in…

Group First Aid Training at Your School – FAQ’s

By Safe + Sound | September 10, 2019

Interested in private group First Aid & CPR training at your School? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from Principals and teachers. FAQ’s about Group First Aid Training at School. Q: Which first aid/CPR class do teachers usually take? A: Teachers usually take the one day Red Cross Emergency First…

Red Cross Babysitting Training at your SD43 School – FAQ’s

By Safe + Sound | June 25, 2019

Interested in hosting a Red Cross Babysitting class at your SD43 School? If you’re a teacher or youth worker at an SD43 school, you may like to provide Red Cross Babysitting training for your students. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from teachers and parents: FAQ’s about hosting a Babysitting…

First aid & CPR certification – time to update?

By Safe + Sound | May 30, 2019

Do your staff members need to update their first aid & CPR certifications? Are you responsible for staff safety training at your workplace? Do you find it hard to keep track of who needs training and which staff members have to update their certificates? What gets in the way of having your staff trained? Time?…

Home Alone and Babysitting in BC – FAQ’s

By Safe + Sound | April 22, 2019

Safe + Sound has been running the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting program for 20 years in Coquitlam, BC. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from parents and caregivers about kids babysitting and being home alone. Q: What is the legal age to babysit in BC? A: There’s no minimum legal…

Babysitting course SD43

September 20 2019, Pro D Day Babysitting Class, Coquitlam. Register today! 

By Safe + Sound | April 15, 2019

Why register your child for a Babysitting course? 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, register them on our Red Cross Babysitting class on September 20 2019…

Legal Issues Around First Aid

By Safe + Sound | April 5, 2019

Can I be sued for giving first aid? Many people fear being sued for coming to the aid of someone with an injury. This same fear often prevents people from getting trained in first aid. You’ve probably heard the parable of the Good Samaritan. The clear message in this story is that assisting those in trouble…