First Aid for Kids

The Kelowna & District Safety Council’s First Aid for Kids is based on the Canadian Red Cross’ PeopleSaver program. These courses are designed to give children basic first aid knowledge and awareness and show them their role in the emergency medical services system.

Participants will follow the PeopleSavers character for each level through a variety of everyday, potentially dangerous situations, check for safety, call for help, and care for an injured person. Kids will have fun as they learn to “Prepare! Stay Safe! Survive!”. Each level of this four-level program includes a colouring workbook and a certificate. All levels are age-appropriate and interactive.

Check out this link to a great piece that Shaw Cable did on our children’s First Aid courses… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osyydpEgMdw&list=UUHfQ233uYya-6mXexXA5TtA

KDSC offers Levels 3 & 4 as part of our regularly scheduled season (scroll to bottom of page for schedule). For content and age appropriateness we recommend children registered in our Home Alone course take First Aid Level 3 and children registered in our Babysitting course take First Aid Level 4.

Please note: We always schedule our Home Alone course which runs from 9-12 to be followed by a First Aid level 3 course which runs from 12:30-3:30, and the half hour lunch break is supervised by the Instructor.  As well, we always schedule our First Aid level 4 course (running 9-1:30) to be followed the same day by the Online Safety Smarts course (2-4), and again the half hour lunch break is supervised.

      • Level 3 – 3 hours, Ages 8 – 10. Participants learn how to: Check for safety, call for help, care for choking, bleeding, poisons, and burns.
      • Level 4 – 4 hours, Ages 10 – 12. Participants learn how to: Check for safety, call for help, care for choking, bleeding, poisons, burns, broken bones, rescue breathing, and unconsciousness. Please note that this course has a practical exam at the end. Students are placed into pairs and must respond to different emergency scenarios where they demonstrate what they have learned to the instructor. It is the instructors decision as to whether or not a student has demonstrated their knowledge correctly and safely enough to pass the course.

Please be advised that students will be copying notes off the whiteboard, so please make sure that your child has their glasses with them and sits near the front of the class if they need to.

If your child has taken or is registered to take our Babysitter Training Course, you get a $5.00 discount. This discount only applies if your child takes these courses in the same calendar year. When registering make sure that you select Child (2) – (Have Babysitter Training discount).

If your child has not and will not be taking our Babysitter Training Course then select Child (1) – (No Babysitter Training discount)

First Aid for Kids – Level 3 – Kelowna
395 Hartman Road, Kelowna

REGISTER 12:30pm – 3:30pm

 

First Aid for Kids – Level 3 – Penticton
Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – REGISTER 12:30pm – 3:30pm

 

First Aid for Kids – Level 3 – Vernon
People Place, 101-3402-27 Ave, Vernon

 

REGISTER 12:30pm – 3:30pm

 

First Aid for Kids – Level 3 – West Kelowna
Westbank Lions Community Centre, 2466 Main St, West Kelowna

 

REGISTER 12:30pm – 3:30pm

 

First Aid for Kids – Level 4 – Kelowna
395 Hartman Road, Kelowna

REGISTER 9:00am – 1:30pm

 

First Aid for Kids – Level 4 – Penticton
Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – REGISTER 9:00am – 1:30pm

 

First Aid for Kids – Level 4 – Vernon
People Place (101-3402-27 Ave, Vernon)

 

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – REGISTER 9:00am – 1:30pm

 

First Aid for Kids – Level 4 – West Kelowna
Westbank Lions Community Centre, 2466 Main St, West Kelowna

 

REGISTER 9:00am – 1:30pm