First Aid

First AidClick here for Revised Guideline for conducting First Aid and Home Nursing Training during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) is a part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. One of the most common activities that all national societies perform is first aid training and providing first aid cover.  

Today, First Aid is one of the core and crucial activities of the IRCS. This is the main strength of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The National Headquarters is regularly organizing   workshops & trainings in basic FA with the aim to update the volunteers in the latest trends in this field thus contributing to strengthen the capacities of IRCS FA trainers. It helps to build up the capacity of the IRCS Branches in India to respond to humanitarian needs both in emergencies and in day to day support of the most vulnerable people. The trained personnel are deployed in local, national and international emergencies as and when needed.

First Aid Training in NHQ : The National Headquarters with the help of funding agencies, All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS), Delhi and Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel conducted 03 First Aid trainings in National Headquarters, Delhi to create master trainers. The trainees were selected from all parts of India.

Apart from these the National Headquarter also organizes meetings and trainings two to three times in a year for focal persons / FA coordinators and other support staff at Headquarters, Delhi.

Curriculum Update

  1. Master Trainers ToT with 04 days of First Aid Training and 02 days of Disaster concepts [Revised]
  2. Instructors with 03 days of First Aid training and 02 days of DM Concepts [Revised]
  3. Volunteers' training with 02 days of First Aid and 01 Day of DM Concepts
    1. Standard First Aid Training Programme - 16 Hours – Course Content-Version April 2019
    2. SERV–3 days Volunteers' training Curriculum
  4. Indian First Aid Manual - 2016 (7th edition)


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NHQ Trainings

-National Training of Trainers workshop for SERV Master Trainers
29th July - 03 August, 2019