|Volunteers demonstrate first aid at a ceremony held in HCM City on September 8 to celebrate World First Aid Day. Photo Thế Anh|
HCM CITY — The Việt Nam Red Cross Society’s HCM City Chapter on Friday launched a mobile first aid team at a ceremony to celebrate World First Aid Day, September 10.
The team with more than 50 members with knowledge of first aid would be the first respondents in case of accidents and other crises, Trần Văn Tuấn, deputy chairman of the city chapter, said.
Nguyễn Công Linh, a member of the team, said: “The Red Cross Society provided training in first aid for me. I join the team hoping to help people in need.”
The HCM City Centre for First Aid Training takes in more than 10,000 Red Cross Society members and volunteers every year.
World First Aid Day aims to raise public awareness of how first aid can save lives in everyday crises. —VNS