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World First Aid Day is fast approaching. It takes place annually on the second Saturday of September, with the intention of raising awareness about how first aid can save lives. In both emergency and everyday situations, first aid training is an extremely vital skill to have. Below, we’ve outlined a couple ways you can celebrate and take part in World First Aid Day 2020.
A simple step you can take to celebrate World First Aid Day this September is to find and share a post about the event on your social media accounts. Even a graphic that reads “Happy World First Aid Day” will help raise awareness about the importance of first aid. Other ideas include sharing a statistic about first aid training, such as the fact that over 2 million Canadians injure themselves unintentionally each year, and immediate first aid assistance can be the difference between a healthy recovery and a permanent disability. If you’re comfortable, you could also share a personal experience where first aid training made a difference in your life. No matter what you choose to share, taking to social media is a great way to recognize this global event and hopefully inspire a few others to think about their own first aid training qualifications.
The absolute best way to celebrate and honour World First Aid Day is to sign up for a first aid training course. Whether you’re a total novice or in need of a refresher, there is no downside to taking lessons in first aid. Check in with your local recreation centre to see if they are currently offering any first aid training courses. Due to COVID-19, many courses are now online, but they’re still a great way to gain an understanding of how first aid works and the best practices to employ in different emergency situations.
Knowing first aid training will better equip you in your daily life, and could be the difference between life and death. Sign up for the L.I.T. First Aid and Lifeguard Training courses to learn important first aid skills and CPR. With code WFAD2020, you will receive a $15 discount on Standard First Aid courses for any registrations until the end of September.