First Aid Courses for Children and Youth
I have been asked why I focus on first aid courses for children and youth, the answer is quite simple. I have heard wonderful stories where children and youth have saved lives because they have the knowledge to help. We live in a society of very active people, hiking, hunting, sports and in a lot of cases there is only one first aider – what if that person is the one who is hurt or suddenly ill. By having our children and youth trained in first aid – they can now help! Also if it’s a case of someone else doing first aid – a younger child may not be as scared because they know what is happening and with training they will feel empowered to help- this is a wonderful thing.
A story was shared with me when I first became and instructor by a paramedic, she told me of a call she had been called out to where it was a 6 year old child that had called 911, when they arrived this child was preforming CPR on his father who had suffered a cardiac arrest, Dad survived. When asked how he knew what to do the child said he had sat in on a babysitting course and seen it done on TV. If this child could pick up enough just be sitting in – image what could be done if he had been trained!!
There’s many reasons to have your whole family trained but if we get our children and youth trained in First Aid – there’s a great thing.
To get first aid courses for children or youth – give us a call we can arrange a course!