Many people think of a First Aid course as a bit of a chore that every couple years they need to endure…. They go to a class and the instructor ticks the boxes do get them certified. Too often people don’t really think it’s that big of a deal. They think, “Sure it would be nice to be able to help someone out in an emergency but how often does that happen?”
Everyone has different reasons for taking a course. One that people often overlook, and in my opinion is the most important, is to never be stuck not knowing what to do. This is why I’m always upgrading and keeping up to date on my skills. Being in a situation and not knowing what to do is a terrible feeling. This is why at Ottawa Valley First Aid we don’t just make sure you ‘tick the boxes’. We engage and entertain to ensure that our courses are the best you’ve ever taken. We make sure to help out are participants in whatever area they need to be confident and comfortable in dealing with emergency situations.
So who does First Aid help the most? I would say it’s just as much for the people who need help as those that are helping. If you aren’t sure how you would if presented with a First Aid situation maybe it’s time to certify (or recertify) so you never have to second guess yourself.