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18.09.23    |  

Real Training that Saves Lives: The power of First Aid

In moments of crisis, having individuals trained in First Aid can be the crucial factor that determines life or death. This vital knowledge not only prevents situations from worsening but also facilitates recovery.

Recently, a real-life incident showcased the remarkable impact of First Aid training. Alan Timms, one of our dedicated First Aid trainers, found himself at the scene of a head-on collision. While none of us ever wishes to witness such tragedies, Alan's expertise and preparedness proved to be a lifeline in those critical moments.

Imagine the chaos and fear of a head-on collision. Yet, Alan's First Aid knowledge and quick thinking allowed him to provide essential assistance until the professional emergency services arrived.

In reflecting on the incident, Alan shared, "It was a scary thing to witness, but I was glad that my training kicked in, and I was able to provide the assistance needed." Alan's words underline the importance of First Aid training – it empowers individuals to take immediate action when every second counts.


Allan Timms, VHNZ Trainer


Why First Aid Training Matters in New Zealand

New Zealanders are no strangers to adventure and outdoor activities, and sometimes, accidents are an unfortunate part of the experience. In these situations, First Aid training can be the bridge between uncertainty and hope, between injury and recovery. It is a skill that every Kiwi should consider acquiring.

Our nationwide First Aid training programs are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to respond confidently and effectively in emergencies. Whether you're a parent, a teacher, a sports enthusiast, or simply a caring member of the community, First Aid training is a valuable asset that can save lives.

Don't wait until you find yourself in a crisis; be proactive and prepared. Explore our First Aid training options and join the ranks of individuals like Alan Timms, who stand ready to make a difference when it matters most. Together, we can make New Zealand a safer place, one trained First Aider at a time.

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