Our little princess, Tamzin, is a very inquisitive soul. One morning when she was just 10 months old, she grabbed a hot cup of tea. What happened next gave me the biggest scare of my life. More
It’s officially ‘Mad Friday’ – the day many festive revellers hit the town. There will be a lot of drinking. There will be a lot of Christmas jumpers. And inevitably there will be some accidents and injuries.
According to the NHS, every year more than 80,000 people need hospital treatment for injuries such as falls, cuts and burns during the festive period.
So whether you’re going out or staying in, read these first aid tips. Who knows – two minutes reading this blog could save you from spending Christmas in A&E. More
When 11-year-old Lewis stepped off the school bus he was immediately hit by a car. Luckily, a cool-headed teenager knew exactly what to do, thanks to a first aid course.
Many people would panic if they saw a child hit by a car. Not Rowan Truelove. The 16-year-old knew exactly what to do.
Thankfully, Rowan had done a two-hour first aid course at his air cadets with St John Ambulance.
“The first aid training I did was very basic but it really helped,” Rowan said.
“The bus had pulled up and Lewis stepped out into the road and a car just came along and that was it. He had a broken leg – there was no doubt about that.” More
It’s part of a country-wide initiative bringing together the Red Cross, the UN, the country’s government, and other organisations.
The wisdom of planning for the worst became horribly clear six months ago, when a huge earthquake struck Nepal. More
If you are trick-or-treating or entertaining children at home, meet some cheeky little monsters with first aid tips to keep your family safe. More
The British Red Cross is a familiar sight at the scene of emergencies and major incidents in the UK, and in the case of the Shoreham Airshow disaster we were there right from the start.
One month after the worst UK airshow accident in 63 years, the Red Cross is continuing to support those affected through its dedicated support line.
When the accident took place on the first day of the Shoreham Airshow in August, volunteers and staff from our Kent and Sussex teams were already there providing first aid cover for the event.
So as the incident unfolded, 10 event first aiders, four ambulances and two specially designed first aid vehicles were ready to respond.
Good luck to everyone tackling the South London Tough Mudder event this weekend. As you’re slipping and sliding through the obstacle course, you can be sure that a very special team of people have got your back…
Last year in Hampshire, for example, 20,000 people ran, swam… More
Mention the words ‘first aid’ to most people and it’s a fair bet the first thing they think of won’t be rapping babies and children.
Our new #RappedUp first aid campaign fuses together the two very different worlds of toddlers and rappers.
But are their worlds as different as they first might seem?