World First Aid Day (10/09)

Every year since 2000, World First Aid Day has been celebrated in many countries on the second Saturday of September. It was initiated by national organizations - members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The purpose of providing first aid is to provide the victim with the necessary simple medical measures to save his life, reduce his suffering and prevent the development of possible complications. Professionally, such assistance is provided, of course, by doctors, but besides them, police officers and rescuers are required to know how to provide first aid.

But, as life shows, situations requiring emergency medical care most often arise unexpectedly, in conditions of lack of time and often in the absence of people with medical education. Therefore, in such situations, when every second is precious, it is important for everyone who has become a participant not to panic, to act quickly and decisively.