What are Canadian Atttitudes to First Aid?

Well, the Red Cross asked about Canadian attitudes to first aid and it got some answers. Let’s see the graphics and then discuss.
Canadian Attitudes to First Aid 1
Canadian attitudes to first aid 2

What does this tell us about Canadian attitudes to first aid?

Well, we clearly know it’s important (although apparently 2% could care less if you suffer). Thing is, in this survey of Canadian attitudes to first aid, it’s something for ‘the other guy’ to learn. It seems we Canadians don’t go our of our way to learn. Red Cross didn’t ask, but I’d bet a good portion of that 18% ‘have to’ do first aid for work.
Despite not being in date with certification, seven out of ten think we’d know when your life was in trouble, although less than half of those could then do something about it.

So, Canadian, your life is at risk and you need help….?

  • There’s a 1 in 3 chance the person next to you wouldn’t even be able to tell.
  • Even if they could tell, 2 in 3 wouldn’t know what to do.
  • There’s a less than 1 in 5 chance they could tell, know what to do, and be correct.

Isn’t it time you got your family on a training course? Yes… we do offer them and yes, we’ll even come to your house to train you if it makes your life safer. We train who you want, where you want, when it works…. so why haven’t you booked yet? Oh yes, you’re Canadian – first aid is something for ‘the other guy’ to learn, right?
Canadian attitudes to first aid survey data c/o the Red Cross, graphics c/o Sea 2 Sky Safety Training Services.