First Aid & Safety Services

First Aid is not only the backbone and integral component of Myanmar Red Cross but also the platform for all projects and programme implemented. First Aid activities of Myanmar Red Cross had started since 1972 through the St.John Ambulance Services programme. At first, First Aid trainings were targeted to the Red Cross Brigadiers buut now First Aid is for community as well. The goal of MRCS for First Aid is “One First Aider in One Household” and the society is working very hard to reach the goal.

MRCS conducts First Aid and Safety Services trainings for Red Cross volunteers, school teachers, community volunteers and community members countrywide, for them to know First Aid techniques and to give first aid services to affected people in emergencies, conflicts and in daily life situations and to refer to hospitals where necessary. Trained Staff and Volunteers share First Aid knowledge in the community.

MRCS conducts various types of First Aid, mine risk education, and communities based first aid, psychosocial support and safety trainings including water safety and life guarding, home accident prevention and road accident prevention trainings.

Commercial First Aid Trainings are done upon requests of private organization as one of the fundraising activities of Myanmar Red Cross Society and it also means for the sustainability of first aid programme in future.

Trained Red Cross volunteers, school teacher and community volunteers across the country have been providing First Aid services, wherever and whenever there is a need not only in disasters and conflicts but also in daily emergencies.

Red Cross volunteers and community volunteers are helping the communities to reduce number of injuries happened at home and on roads through Home accident prevention and Road accident prevention programmes.

Our current FASS activities:

  • First Aid Instructor course for school teachers
  • Development of IECs, training materials, and transportation
  • Support with FA kits, mannequins
  • BFA (multiplier) courses in select states
  • Skills competitions on World First Aid Day (S/R level)
  • Success story competitions on World First Aid Day
  • Commercial First Aid provisions
  • Preparations for Water Safety, Life Guarding Training
  • New trainings to include Road Safety, Home Accident Prevention

For more information on First Aid and Safety Services, please contact:

Daw Khin Khin Shein
Director, First Aid and Safety Services Department
khinkhinshein@redcross.org.mm
Office: 01226262
Mobile: 098553287

First Aid Training and Requirements for Volunteers

All of our volunteers are required to complete Basic First Aid training within 6 months of joining the Myanmar Red Cross. Following this, they can complete follow-up courses in Standard First Aid, First Aid Instructive Course, First Aid Refresher, and other auxiliary trainings.

Commercial First Aid

We also offer Commercial First Aid courses to the general public. Please see our Commercial First Aid section for more information, pricing, and how to contact us.

Basic First Aid

The content of the Basic First Aid Course includes an 3 day schedule focusing on theoretical components with much greater emphasis on anatomy, physiology, greater explanations of potential injuries caused during common emergencies e.g. car and motorbike injuries. At the conclusion of the training, participants are required to complete a written, verbal and practical examination.

The BFA curriculum of 3 days includes:

  • Introduction to the Red Cross Movement;
  • First Aid concept;
  • Victim assessment;
  • Burns and scalds;
  • Wounds and bleeding control;
  • Shock;
  • Basic Life Support & Chocking;
  • Musculoskeletal injuries & RICE Procedure;
  • Poisoning; Animal bites and stings;
  • Dressing & Bandaging skill;
  • Head injuries and spinal injuries;
  • Cause & Care of the unconscious patient; & Recovery Position;
  • Handling and transportation of the injured

Contact:

For more information, please contact us at:
Daw Khin Khin Shein
Director , First Aid and Safety Services Department
khinkhinshein@redcross.org.mm
Office: 01226262
Mobile: 098553287

First Aid Instructor Course

The content of the First Aid Instructor Course includes an 8 day schedule focusing on theoretical components with much greater emphasis on anatomy, physiology, greater explanations of potential injuries caused during common emergencies e.g. car and motorbike injuries. At the conclusion of the training, participants are required to complete a written, verbal and practical examination.

The FA (Instructor) curriculum of 8 days includes:

  • Red Cross movement components including fundamental principles, IHL
  • First Aid concept
  • Victim assessment
  • Management of burns and scalds; wounds and bleeding;
  • Musculoskeletal injuries;
  • Poisoning;
  • Animal bites and stings;
  • Head and spinal injuries;
  • Shock
  • Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation
  • Management of the choking patient.
  • Care of the unconscious patient
  • Dressing & Bandaging skill
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Handling and transportation of the injured and
  • Psycho-social support (PSP)

The other essential subjects such as lesson planning, community mobilization, team building, training cycle management, teaching aids, facilitation skills, reporting, monitoring and evaluation are included in the curriculum, to ensure that future Instructors are trained in a holistic manner.

Commercial First Aid Training

The Myanmar Red Cross Society is one of the few organizations in Myanmar that offer a certified First Aid training course to the general public. A sampling of our clientele includes airline staff, hotels, beach resorts, international schools, embassies and their staff, and other non-governmental organizations.
We are currently offering the following courses:

Basic First Aid

Certificate upon completion
Training guides and manuals included
– 3-5 days for training

Refresher Course

Certificate upon completion
Training guides and manuals included
2 days for training

Fees:

MRCS charges 20,000 MMK per person per course. All of the proceeds are non-profit and are redirected to our health programs.

Location:

Available at MRCS office locations. MRCS can also provide on-site trainings, though you are responsible for all expenses related to transportation and facilities in addition to standard course fees.

Language:

We offer courses in Myanmar and English (Myanmar is preferred). Many clients also choose to bring their own translators to the courses.

Contact:

To schedule First Aid training for your family, company, or organization, please contact us at:
Daw Khin Khin Shein
Director , First Aid and Safety Services Department
khinkhinshein@redcross.org.mm
Office: 01226262
Mobile: 098553287