Join Alan Hawes CARE (Community Awareness and Response Emergencies) program coordinator for a First Aid/CPR non-certificate presentation.
Waterloo Region's Community Awareness and Response to Emergencies (CARE) Program is a partnership between Region of Waterloo Emergency Medical Services, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and St. John Ambulance.
Funded by the Region of Waterloo, this partnership has been established to provide FREE information sessions, to increase the knowledge and willingness of the community to aid fellow citizens in an emergency medical situation.
The CARE Program aims to have at least one member of every household in the Region of Waterloo trained in CPR. First Aid and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The information session will cover both knowledge and practical components. It provides an overview of the following:
Goal of program and definitions
First Aid procedures for a person chocking
Performing CPR (Opportunity to perform CPR)
Use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED only demonstrated for practical reasons)
Upon completing this session, participants will have the basic knowledge to react to an emergency. The CARE program does NOT provide CPR/First Aid/AED certification.