First Aid for Kids
The Kelowna & District Safety Council’s First Aid courses for children are designed to give children basic first aid knowledge and awareness and show them their role in the emergency medical services system.
Students will review a variety of everyday, potentially dangerous situations, as well as check for safety, call for help, and care for an injured person. Kids will have fun in this interactive and age-appropriate course.
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.
- Level 3 – 3 hours, Ages 8 – 10. Participants learn how to: Check for safety, call for help, care for choking, bleeding, poisons, and burns. Note: First Aid Level 3 is usually paired with our Home Alone course (same day, in the afternoon – click here for dates; separate registration fee applies.)
- 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.
What children need to bring for Level 3: pencil, water bottle, snacks and a lunch if your child is also registered in Home Alone in the morning.
What children need to bring for Level 4: pencil, water bottle, and snacks.