World First Aid Day
On the occasion of the World First Aid Day, (September 8), the Red Cross City of Skopje organized a simulation exercise-a traffic accident. The exercise was conducted on September 11, 2018 (Tuesday) at 12:00 am in the downtown area (the Record). It was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs Skopje, and all municipal organizations at the level of the city of Skopje, the professional service of the Red Cross of Skopje, 30 volunteers from the Disaster Response Team and the Red Cross Mobile Teams. A car accident simulated, involving two vehicles and a bicycle, and six people were injured.
Through World First Aid Day we want:
- to raise public awareness of traffic accidents and injuries;
- Encourage people of all ages to learn first aid in order to have skills and confidence to recognize and react appropriately in emergency situations in case of a car accident;
- Lobbying with the competent institutions for respecting the legal framework for first aid training for persons wishing to obtain a driving license;