First aider Amy Winton has always wanted to help people since she was ‘really little’ – and now she’s putting her childhood ambition into practice with the Red Cross.
When Becky Fry’s 93-year-old grandmother started to choke and turn blue, her horrified family were stuck to the spot – but first aider Becky knew exactly what to do.
When a man suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing at a busy airport, Brigitte Bellwood didn’t hesitate to act.
When 93-year-old Vera House fell at home and sustained a nasty gash to her head, first aider Chris Cox was the first on the scene.
Following a cross-country race, Iain Kennedy collapsed and – technically – died. But first aider Dionne Burns was there to help.
When a fellow train passenger collapsed on Ed Higgins’ lap, he was at a loss what to do – but luckily a British Red Cross first aider was in the same carriage.
Young volunteer Fergus Carter-Brazier has single-handedly launched a first aid project for young mums and dads.
When first aider Jaimi McLean came across a serious car crash on a busy motorway, he didn’t hesitate to help.
First aid trainer Jock McGowan took action when his lesson was interrupted by a real-life emergency.
Jonny had a close call when his baby boy narrowly survived an emergency – but now he’s first aid trained and much more confident.
One of the perks of being an event first aid volunteer is going to your favourite events – just ask horse-mad Kay Clow, who attends Burghley Horse Trials each year.
When Linda Archer’s friend fell and was knocked out cold in a remote location, her first aid skills came in very useful.
Margaret Shaw, a Romany Gypsy Traveller, put her first aid training into practice
when a neighbour's baby stopped breathing
First aider Martyn Wheeler and his colleagues saved someone’s life at a bustling tribute band festival.
For first aiders Matt and Rosie, emergencies are like buses – nothing happens for ages then two big ones come along at once.
When confronted with a cardiac arrest casualty, Mel Palmer had to give CPR for a gruelling eight minutes – and saved the man’s life.
Melody Fears was enjoying a quiet holiday when she saw a man suddenly collapse in a busy car park – but she didn’t hesitate to act.
When Nessa Humphries was struck by a car, our experienced first aiders were soon on hand to help out.
When a fun event suddenly went horrifically wrong for a police community support officer, first aid volunteers rushed to provide emergency help.
Rachel Maisey took our baby and child first aid course – and just three weeks later, used the new skills to save her young son’s life.
Event first aid volunteer Ray Riva had to contend with a dramatic emergency while on duty at a packed rugby game.
Richard Blewer was at work in Warrington when a colleague phoned from round the corner to say an injured driver needed a first aider. Here’s his story:
When Sally Hutchinson found her husband not breathing in their home, her first aid skills made a life-saving difference.
Sam Snelling and his wife didn’t plan for a home birth – but their unborn child clearly had other ideas.