It’s World Red Cross Day on May 8 – the perfect time to make sure your first aid and emergency kits are well stocked.
Since its inception in the mid 1800s, the Red Cross has been dedicated to preventing and alleviating human suffering in the heart of war torn nations and disaster zones around the world.
While the hand of the Red Cross often stretches beyond hospital aid, the red cross emblem has become synonymous with medical and emergency treatment.
Celebrate World Red Cross Day by making sure your first aid and emergency kits are stocked with the essentials.
It is a good idea to have a first aid kit at home and in the car. And in the event of a civil emergency you should have an emergency kit capable of sustaining you and your family for three days.
If you don’t have a first aid kit, you can create one using a small tackle box or something as simple as a resealable freezer bag. Make sure you keep it somewhere easily accessible.
Your first aid kit should contain the following:
For an emergency kit, include the following:
To learn more about first aid, the book Pocket First Aid for Every Emergency offers plenty of helpful information – or you could enrol in a course. The Red Cross and St Johns both offer great first aid courses!
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