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Event first aid volunteers at the Chester Races

Here’s a taste of what you can expect when you book the Red Cross to provide first aid cover at your event.

Trained first aiders

All our first aiders – who are fully insured and DBS-checked – are trained to national standards in advanced first aid techniques, including resuscitation and defibrillator use.

The best equipment

Every event will have access to high quality equipment and consumables, including a defibrillator. Our modern fleet of ambulances, each fully stocked with life-saving equipment, is maintained to high standards.

Secure radio

We use a range of communications systems at events, including – where necessary – the same secure system as the police, ambulance and fire services. That means our volunteers can always stay in touch at large events and, if necessary, communicate with the emergency services on their own network.

Paramedic support

Across the UK, the Red Cross has a number of paramedics who can add vital specialist support at busy events.

One-stop shop

Whatever your needs for a large event – qualified medical staff, vehicles, field hospitals – we can make the arrangements so that everything you need is in place. And our dedicated team of support staff will be on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly.

 

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