Dominica Red Cross Society urges citizens to pursue First Aid training

Following the observation of World First Aid Day and the occurrence of recent Tropical Storm Phillipe-induced floods, the Dominica Red Cross Society (DRCS) is advocating for individuals to undertake certified first aid training.

Sandra Charter-Rolle, the Director General of the DRCS, emphasized that everyone has the potential to save lives if equipped with the right knowledge and skills. The DRCS, accredited by the Global First Aid Reference Centre, is leading in first aid knowledge and extending its commitment beyond borders through groundbreaking research and peer-to-peer training.

In a bid to make first aid knowledge accessible, a worldwide first aid application has been launched in collaboration with the French Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This free app, compatible with Android and iOS, is available to all Dominicans irrespective of their age or prior first aid knowledge.

Joanna Pierre, First Aid Coordinator for the DRCS and regional first aid trainer for neighbouring Red Cross national societies, stated that mastering first aid is a lifeline that can make a real difference during critical moments. The DRCS offers internationally recognized first aid certification in Dominica.

The DRCS conducts monthly first aid training at their national headquarters on Federation Drive, Roseau, and can provide training at other locations upon request. They are also expanding their first aid programs to include Stress First Aid and Wilderness/Remote First Aid.

For more information or to sign up for training, individuals, schools, and companies can contact [email protected] or call 767-448-8280/440-2483/615-8414. Further details are available on their website.

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1 Comment

  1. Ibo France
    October 11, 2023

    I will like to fully endorse this suggestion from the Dominica Red Cross Society. First Aid training can help to save lives. Knowledge is power.

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