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Apr
11

Should First Aid training be mandatory?

Britain’s roads are some of the safest roads in Europe and indeed the world. Thankfully, the number of road casualties has steadily decreased over the years from 3,201 in 2003 to 1,732 in 2015, despite a small 1.6% increase in the total number of road vehicle traffic between 2014 and 2015. These stats, although encouraging […]

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Mar
28

4 Tips to get through the freezing weather

With reports of freezing temperatures falling as low as -10C this Easter, we thought we would do our part and give you five tips to help you breeze through the cold period. Be merry but be wary! While being drunk and inebriated may often be associated with keeping you warm and combatting the season’s bone […]

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Mar
20

Why?

Why? Life’s greatest question. But what does such a deep question have to do with first aid training? When on a First Aid course, the WHY helps you understand HOW. It is that simple. You see,  whether you decide to do the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course or the 3 day First Aid […]

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Jan
04

Terrorist First Aid

Today civilian and military medical experts have urged the public look into understanding how to deliver first aid in a terrorist situation. The current threat level faced by the UK means that despite the best efforts of our security services, we are likely to see another terrorist attack on British soil, and soon. In fact […]

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Nov
28

5 Paediatric First Aid tips for Parents

Parents and care givers should expect injuries and accidents. No matter how much you prepare, accidents will still happen. Thankfully, with proper planning and preparation, serious illnesses and accidents are rare! “It helps you feel in control, even if you are totally freaking out on the inside.” Said one of our Paediatric First Aid course […]

By Duray Pretorius | Tips for parents
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Jul
26

Asthma – Recognition and treatment

We have all heard it before.. We have all come across it, at one stage or another and everyone knows someone who suffers with Asthma. But, as a qualified First Aider… What can we do to prevent worsening and promote recovery? To treat Asthma, we must first understand it. Asthma was misunderstood for many years due […]

By Duray Pretorius | 3 day First Aid course
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Jun
10

Summer safety tip – 1/3 – Heat stroke

With all three days of the UK’s summer drawing closer, naturally London’s streets, parks and outdoor attractions are set to spring to life. Yet as the city annually basks in the summer sun and the children run free, weightier and commonly underestimated threats lurk in the summertime shadows for Britain’s children who are serious in […]

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May
04

4 tips for handling Head injuries

  Head injuries are one of the most common injuries especially in a sport loving nation like the UK. In Britain alone, approximately 700.000 people arrive at A+E with a head injury, every, single, year! The rate of death for a serious head injury is 1 to every 2000 people!   We design our blog […]

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Mar
01

How to prevent meningitis

What is meningitis? Meningitis is an illness where protective membranes that surround the brain start to become inflamed. As a first aider you should try to recognise ‘alarming symptoms’ and if needed, call an Ambulance. It is always better to call it 5 times unnecessarily, than not at all and put a child’s life and […]

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Sickle cell anaemia

Sickle cell anaemia is a genetic desease, which affect haemoglobin in the red blood cells. Haeamoglobin is responsible for transporting oxygen around the body. Healthy red cells are flexible and look like oval biconcave disks (similar to doughnut). When someone is suffering from sickle cell anaemia, their red blood cells are abnormal, rigid and in […]

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Siren Training was set up by a group of Firefighters in 2013. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience in First Aid and Fire Safety, we deliver interesting, enjoyable, life-saving skills to all sectors. We now operate throughout the UK and Ireland and have 70+ instructors with backgrounds as Paramedics, NHS and the Armed Forces. All of whom share the same passion and drive to share these valuable skills with everyone.

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