|First Aid Programme|
First Aid is the trademark of the Red Cross worldwide. The national society therefore seeks to maintain this legacy by training individuals, companies and organisations in First Aid. The trainings are conducted at the national training centre and through the provincial centres, districts and branches. Training includes courses in basic, higher and proficiency first aid, training of trainers, training of care groups and professionals.Red Cross Preparedness programs in first aid are available for any age and can be tailored to the needs of specific groups and individuals. Whether you work with children, want training for employees, are a professional rescuer, or simply want to know how to help someone in an emergency, the Zimbabwe Red Cross has a program for you.
•Why enroll to train with us?Your Zimbawe Red Cross offers:
•Convenience. Classes can be scheduled at your facility or your Zimbabwe Red Cross chapter at a time that works for you-daytime, evenings and weekends.
•Cost-effective training. Materials and instruction are provided at reasonable rates, whether you want one course or several. And because the Zimbabwe Red Cross is a non-profit organization, the dollars you invest in training go right back into your community to support lifesaving emergency preparedness and response programs.
•Consistency nationwide. The Red Cross has customer-tested standardized courses with a solid base of practiced instructors to deliver them. Whether you need training in Harare, Gokwe or Dete, you'll receive the same high quality training through a network of Zimbabwe Red Cross branches across the country. Complete emergency preparedness. From CPR, first aid training to injury prevention courses, and community disaster education, Red Cross training offers complete, flexible programs that help you stay prepared for virtually any life-threatening situation.
•Courses developed by experts. Zimbabwe Red Cross materials are developed in collaboration with leading educational and medical authorities. Red Cross first aid and CPR courses incorporate the latest science for first aid, and bring you a wealth of educational innovations.
•Certified instructors. High quality, standardized instructor training is provided nationwide.
•Participant certification. Nationally-recognized course completion certificates are presented to participants who meet the course objectives.
•Relief from record-keeping burden. Participant and instructor certification and recertification records are maintained at your local Zimbabwe Red Cross. Our service commitment means that you can just focus on training and leave the administrative chores to us.
•While natural hazards cannot be prevented, they only become disasters because affected communities are vulnerable and unprepared. Early warning systems have been proved beyond doubt to save lives and reduce economic losses at all levels, but they are still not an integral part of disaster management and risk reduction globally. Nor is early action an effective and timely response to early warning, across different timescales.
• So there can be strong and purposeful delivery of primary health care to all people in need, especially the poorest of the poor, the people most vulnerable.
•Setting up road safety programmes “In many of these programmes, the role of Red Cross volunteers has been vital in public education campaigns about road safety, first aid courses for the general public and teaching children proper road behaviour in schools...
• “Because they work at the community level, they have a privileged contact with people, which is very effective in getting preventive messages across.”
For more information, please contact your nearest Red Cross Centre or
ZRCS Headquarters Number 10 St Annes Road Avondale Harare Zimbabwe Telephone: +263 – 4 332197 +263 – 4 332197, 332638, 307241 – 4 Fax: +263 – 4 – 335490