Listen: Deb Lowe from Australian Red Cross discusses the importance of learning first aid
First aid training is not compulsory in Australian schools but there is a large majority of Australians who believe it should be.
Young people are most often first responders in emergencies, but the least confident to administer first aid treatment, according to research from the Australian Red Cross.
This World First Aid Day, September 11, the Australian Red Cross is running free first aid training over Zoom – and TikTok – to encourage more young people to take up the skill.
Australian Red Cross regional area leader Deb Lowe spoke to Hope 103,2 about the importance of learning first aid, even in the midst of a pandemic.
Listen the full interview with Deb Lowe in the player above. Australian Red Cross will be running free first aid training at 11am, Saturday 11 September. Register via the Australian Red Cross website.