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Knowing first aid could help you save the life of a friend or loved one in an emergency. Contact your local Red Cross or Red Crescent society to see if they have courses on offer to become a qualified first aider.

There are also lots of resources online, including this IFRC course which begins in January, the perfect way to begin your new year of volunteering. There’s also a course specifically covering first aid on children and babies.

Get an app

To help you manage in an emergency, many societies have also developed First Aid apps for Android and iOS. Search your app store for more, and take the knowledge with you.