According to Kid Safe: “Each year, over 150 Australian children (aged 0-14 years) are killed and over 68,000 hospitalised as a result of unintentional injuries – the kind often referred to as accidents. Unintentional injuries account for about 88% of all injury related deaths in children and about 97% of all injury related hospitalisations.”
Young people are naturally curious as they explore and learn about the world in which we live. They can be blissfully unaware of the dangers surrounding them – particularly at the start of the school term when inhibitions are low, they are full of energy and excited to be reunited with friends.
Accidents are unfortunately also just an inevitable part of life, regardless of age. There are no guarantees anyone will be safe from injury. But the good news is, there are ways they can be prevented and with the right education, we can all help keep each other safe.
First Aid Training is a critical skill everyone should learn that can save lives and prevent injuries from happening. And it is never too early to start the education process.
Empowering children with basic first aid skills will help them become more aware of their own surroundings and the associated risks, significantly reducing their likelihood of injury.
Providing them with an education on what they should do in a medical emergency also equips them with the vital skills and confidence to help in a situation that could potentially save lives.
In partnership with St John WA, Constable Care Foundation (CCF) offers an important first-aid safety program which teaches primary school children how to identify a medical emergency and what they can do to help should they be faced with this situation.
First Aid Heroes teaches the basic principles of DRSABC (Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, CPR) in an age-appropriate format, with the help of CCF’s puppet and our team of expert performance artists.
The valuable lessons learned through this program could mean another life is saved.