Standard First Aid Course

Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED responder is a comprehensive and internationally recognized course that will have you as a rescuer prepared to deal with any first aid emergency. Whether you are taking this course for work, building your resume, or for the peace of mind know you are able to help in an emergency, Standard First Aid will have you ready for anything. You will receive Lifesaving Society certification upon completion for Standard First Aid, CPR-C, and AED responder all valid for 3 years. There are no prerequisites.

Cost: $140

Email to Register! kamloopsfirstaid.@gmail.com

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Safety Tips for Halloween

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Here at KamloopsParents, we have put together a list of safety tips to review with your family so that you can have a memorable and enjoyable evening.

1. Use face paints instead of masks. Masks can easily move and obstruct your child’s view while walking.

2. Make sure your child is wearing a brightly coloured costume or add reflective tape so that they are more visible to motorists.

3. Make sure your child can safely walk in their costume, and it’s not too restrictive or oversized.  Also make sure that they are wearing comfortable shoes that are properly fitted (they will regret it after some time walking in them, if not!)

4. Make sure your child goes trick or treating with a parent or guardian, or in a group if they are old enough. Never alone.

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Cycling Safety Reminder

Summer is half over, but the nice cycling weather will be with us for a long time still. That’s why it’s always a good idea toSunPeaksAdventure 036 remind ourselves of how to be safe when cycling on the road.

According to the Motor Vehicle Act of British Columbia, cyclists are considered vehicle operators and must follow the same rules as motorists.

Here are some things to remember:

– Make sure your bike is in proper working condition (tune-ups are a necessity and always check the brakes, tire pressure and gears before heading out)

-Before purchasing/borrowing a bike, make sure that the bike is properly sized for you!

-If riding after darkness falls, make sure you are visible to other cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles by installing a white headlight in the front and a red deflector or light in the back (check with a local bike shop for legal visibility requirements)

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Tick Season: Prevention Strategies

Warmer weather has arrived in the Kamloops area and inevitably, so has the season for ticks. Families are spending more time outdoors in wooded areas or even tall grass, increasing their chance of tick bites. We thought it would be a good idea to present strategies for preventing tick bites as well as what do if you are bitten, so that families can enjoy the outdoors safely this season.

What are ticks? 

Small bugs that bite and feed off the blood of humans and animals, including family pets. While there are more than 20 species of ticks in British Columbia, only three are known to bite humans. Ticks have 8 legs, rather than 6 (such as insects) and they cannot jump or fly (nor will they drop from trees!).

Where are ticks found?

In tall grass, in shaded areas, under porches, under shrubs and in bushes.

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Fire Safety Games: Safety First

Recently, we were fortunate to get a tour of the Tranquille Fire Hall. The firefighters did a fabulous job of catering to our group of under-five-year-olds.  They reviewed some fundamental ideas with the kids by playing some games.

These games are easy for you to play with your kids, too.  What  a great way to put fire safety into practice…

Game 1: Stay low under the “cloud of smoke”.  Waving a grey blanket

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