Well it has been officially released that the Renfrew County Red Cross branch located in Pembroke is closing down. You can read the article in the Pembroke Daily Observer – (http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2016/06/15/renfrew-county-red-cross-closing-office) for more of the details about the circumstances that led to this decision. So will there still be Red Cross First Aid Courses in Renfrew County? Absolutely.
Ottawa Valley First Aid has actually been the preferred Red Cross First Aid provider for the past two years, since the branch slowly transitioned out of offering courses themselves. We’ve been offering the same great courses throughout Pembroke, Petawawa, Eganville, Renfrew, Arnprior and other towns in between and will continue to do so. Folks that had called the branch looking to sign up for a course have been directed to us. If you have questions or want to register for a course you can contact us by phone, email or our website (where you can book directly online) and we will make sure to help you get what you need.
While we are sad by the decision to close the Branch, our goal is to keep the Red Cross presence in Renfrew County and continue offering the best courses in and around the Ottawa Valley.
Since we’ve previously run many courses out of the Branch we are actively looking for other suitable locations in Pembroke. While the location for an Ottawa Valley First Aid Course might change, the quality, fun and informative courses taught by fun, knowledgeable and experienced instructors will remain the same.