How to Help Someone Experiencing an Asthma Attack

How to Respond to an Asthma Attack A lot of people know someone who has asthma but many of us don’t know exactly what to do when they suffer an attack right before us and they are struggling to breathe. How you react to such situations can have a huge impact on the victim’s health […]

What you Should do When you Have an Accident When Skiing

First Aid Following a Skiing Accident Skiing is a lot of fun and it makes for a great outdoor activity. Families can head out for a skiing trip during the holidays as a way of bonding and spending time together. Love birds can also use the trip to connect and get to know each other […]

How to Help Someone Who is Having a Stroke

What You Should Do in the Event of a Stroke A stroke is a medical emergency characterized by an attack on the brain. It happens when blood flow to the brain gets interrupted by a clot or when blood vessels in the brain bleed resulting in the damage or death of brain cells. The symptoms […]

5 Reasons Why You Need To Learn First Aid

The Benefits of Learning First Aid First aid saves lives. This is one thing we are all aware of but quite worryingly, 8 parents out of 10 admit that they don’t know the basic first aid procedures needed to save the lives of their children in case something bad happens. With children exposed to all […]

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre offers First Aid courses

North Oakville is home to the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre (OPNC), a community-based, charitable agency that first opened its doors in 1999. The Centre is located at 2200 Sawgrass Drive, just west of Trafalgar, off Glenashton Dr. Everyone is welcomed at this vibrant community centre. People of all abilities can find supports and programs here, […]

Toronto Bystanders Give First Aid CPR to Yonge St. Tragedy Victims

On April 23, a monster driving a van jumped the curb on Toronto’s Yonge Street, leaving a trail of 10 dead and 16 injured people. It was a deliberate and incomprehensible act that sent bystanders into quick action to provide CPR and first aid and provide help where needed. Media interviewed many of the amazing […]

Oakville Moms Overcome the “Bystander Effect”

In an online Oakville Mommies’ chat, a mom expressed profound disappointment that no bystander had stopped to help her 15year-old son. He had suffered injuries after falling off his skateboard. His chin was bleeding heavily, he had broken his elbow and he was trying to wave down cars on a major street in Oakville, but […]

Become a Red Cross First Aid Instructor!

Starting March 2017, SOS First Aid will offer Red Cross First Aid Instructor Training courses to interested individuals in Mississauga, Burlington and Oakville, Ontario. This is a 32 hour course where students learn how to teach core Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. Becoming a first aid instructor can be a very rewarding and […]

3 Reasons We Love Brampton Fortinos for First Aid Courses

At a first glance, holding a first aid and CPR course at a Brampton supermarket seems like an odd location. But on the contrary, this supermarket is the perfect place to run our WSIB approved Red Cross training classes. SOS First Aid runs courses 3 to 4 times per month at the Fortinos Supermarket at […]