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<ul><li><p> Canadian Red Cross First Aid &amp; Water Safety Services InfoFax June 2007 Telephone: 1-888-307-7997 Fax: 1-800-811-8877 Email: wz-contactcentre@redcross.ca </p><p>Page 1 of 6 </p><p> June 2007 BC Issue </p><p>In This Issue </p><p>First Aid News Info Fax survey update </p><p>First Aid Rescuer Awards presented in Calgary First Aid booklet now available Evaluation forms now on-line Water Safety Water Safety Week 2007 Injury prevention myth of the month New AquaSquirts materials available Contact Centre Contact Centre a visual Contact Centre 101 Authorized provider on-line surveys Job Postings Listed on page four Important dates National life Jacket Day - June 21 </p><p>Canada Day - July 1 World First Aid Day - September 8 Info Fax survey update Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the Info Fax survey. The survey results will be included in the July Info Fax edition. Based on the survey results Info Fax will be revamped to better meet the needs of our Authorized Providers. Look for an updated Info Fax by the end of the summer. If you have any questions or comments on the Info Fax send them to Jilian Henderson at jilian.henderson@redcross.ca. </p><p> Four Rescuer Awards presented in Calgary The Red Cross presented four Rescuer Awards on May 17, 2007. Below is a brief description of the acts of courage by these four individuals: </p><p> Judy Wicks and Kristin Jones assisted a stranger who was having a seizure and called 9-1-1. </p><p> Nicole Elder provided first aid and comfort to a woman who had been lost in the wilderness for two days. </p><p> Jeremy Ghent was the first on scene to a horrific car accident. He called 9-1-1, performed first aid on survivors and assisted EMS when they arrived on scene. </p><p> Over 100 Red Cross supporters heard of the acts of courage and compassion in emergencies demonstrated by the four award recipients and responded with overwhelming applause. To nominate someone for a Rescuer Award simply go to www.redcross.ca, enter Rescuer Award into the search engine and click on the link. Nomination forms are also available from the Contact Centre or your local Program Representative. </p><p>Rescuer Award recipients Kristin Jones and Judy Wicks pose with Southern Alberta program representative Adrienne Kapeluck </p><p>mailto:wz-contactcentre@redcross.camailto:jilian.henderson@redcross.cahttp://www.redcross.ca</p></li><li><p> Canadian Red Cross First Aid &amp; Water Safety Services InfoFax June 2007 Telephone: 1-888-307-7997 Fax: 1-800-811-8877 Email: wz-contactcentre@redcross.ca </p><p>Page 2 of 6 </p><p> June 2007 BC Issue </p><p>Water Safety News </p><p> First Aid Booklet now available A new First Aid booklet designed for inclusion in first aid kits is now available. This booklet contains general information on first aid and its small size makes it an ideal companion to any first aid kit. To order the First Aid booklet call the Contact Centre at 1-888-307-7997. Please note: This booklet is not a replacement of the First Aid Basics previously available. First aid feedback forms now on-line An essentail component of Red Cross program development is feedback from our end-users. To increase the ease of providing feedback Red Cross has developed an on-line participant feedback form. This will allow participants to provide direct feedback on Red Cross training. Each of these on-line feedback tools reduces the mailing costs to Authorized Providers. This form is also available on the Authorized Provider website www.redcross.ca/apnet under Course administration &amp; Forms. The URL (www.redcross.ca/firstaidfeedback ) for participant feedback will be broadly communicated with our customers and will be put in all future editions of our First Aid manuals as they go to print/re-print. We would value Authorized Providers support in directing participants to the URL listed above and encouraging them to share their feedback. Those who provide their feedback will be entered into a quarterly draw for a Red Cross Family First Aid kit (a value of $ 41.95). </p><p> Water Safety Week 2007 World Championship silver Medalist Swimmer Brittany Reimer spoke to 375 students at Queen Elizabeth Elementary school on Thursday, May 31st. Reimer , a Victoria native and member of the UBC Dolphins swim club, shared with students how learning to swim changed her life. Students heard about her experience as a world class swimmer and what it was like to represent Canada at the 2004 Olympics as well as World class competitions. Reimer also spoke about the importance of staying fit and active. Shelley Dalke, Red Cross National Coordinator Swimming and Water Safety Programs, educated students about the importance of being water safe and the importance of swimming lessons. The students were very receptive to the water safety messages and were inspired to see where swimming could take them. </p><p> Water Safety week events were also held in Calgary, Portage La Prairie, Prince George and Burntwood. Thanks to Dominque MacDonald at the University of Calgary, the City of Prince George, the City of Prince </p><p>Brittany Reimer hands out Red Cross whistles to students at Queen Elizabeth Elementary. </p><p>Shelley Dalke speaks to media at the Water Safety Week launch event </p><p>mailto:wz-contactcentre@redcross.cahttp://www.redcross.ca/apnethttp://www.redcross.ca/firstaidfeedback</p></li><li><p> Canadian Red Cross First Aid &amp; Water Safety Services InfoFax June 2007 Telephone: 1-888-307-7997 Fax: 1-800-811-8877 Email: wz-contactcentre@redcross.ca </p><p>Page 3 of 6 </p><p> June 2007 BC Issue </p><p>Contact Centre News </p><p>Albert, Michael Hadder at the Pan Am pool in Winnipeg and Burntwood Health Authority in Northern Manitoba for hosting Water Safety Week events. Myth of the month The myth of the month contains great safety tips, so why not post each myth at your pool? Myth: Having a lifejacket on my child means that I do not need to supervise my child closely in, on or around the water. Truth: A lifejacket does not replace adult supervision. A lifejacket will keep a child at the surface of the water in calm water situations, however in waves, the child may ingest water inadvertently and begin to panic. Waves and currents can also carry a child away from safety. Staying within arms length, regardless of whether the child is wearing a lifejacket (in open water or a swimming pool), is the standard for children under the age of seven. A good rule of thumb for older children wearing a lifejacket is to be within speaking distance at all times. </p><p> New AquaSquirts materials available The AquaSquirts website has been recently updated and re-organized with new information targeted to instructors and pool programmers. The re-vamped site includes: </p><p> AquaSquirts Promotional DVD AquaSquirts Programming Guide for Red Cross Authorized Providers AquaSquirts Slide Show AquaSquirts Poster and Brochure AquaSquirts and Adaptive Aquatics AquaSquirts Graphics and Leisure Guide Inserts AquaSquirts Parents Newsletter </p><p>Visit www.aquasquirts.ca today! </p><p> Contact Centre a visual Ever wondered what the contact centre looks like? We recently upgraded the Contact Centre workspace and wanted to show off our new digs. </p><p> Essentials when calling the Contact Centre - Contact Centre 101 No one likes being on hold when they need to place an order, ask a question, or register for an Instructor Trainer course. To ensure the Contact Centre continues to provide efficient and quality service here are a few essentials steps to take prior to calling: </p><p>1. Ensure you have advised the Contact Centre as to who is allowed to place orders on your behalf. </p><p>2. Make a list of the materials and the quantity you would like to order in advance. </p><p>3. Have your customer code available. If you are unaware of your customer code, a Contact Centre Representative can look this up for you. Once they find your customer code be sure to write it down and keep on hand for future orders. </p><p>4. Ensure your credit card number is handy. Please note: Personal credit cards will only be accepted for those who are authorized to order on your account. </p><p>If you have any questions or concerns call the Contact Centre at 1-888-307-7997. We are here to help! </p><p>With a team of five Contact Centre Representative and two support staff the Red Cross Contact Centre is here to support you! </p><p>mailto:wz-contactcentre@redcross.cahttp://www.aquasquirts.ca</p></li><li><p> Canadian Red Cross First Aid &amp; Water Safety Services InfoFax June 2007 Telephone: 1-888-307-7997 Fax: 1-800-811-8877 Email: wz-contactcentre@redcross.ca </p><p>Page 4 of 6 </p><p> June 2007 BC Issue </p><p>Job Postings </p><p> Red Cross Authorized Provider online surveys First Aid launch kit and national resource catalogue survey Red Cross Authorized Providers have helped make the launch of our revised First Aid &amp; CPR programs a success! To keep up the momentum, we would like to invite you to complete a short online survey about some of the marketing materials available to you from the Red Cross. Our survey should only take about 10 minutes of your time and is located at: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226DJYNWZFC Water Safety national resource catalogue survey Red Cross is currently investigating producing a new Resource Catalogue for Red Cross programs and products. This Resource Catalogue would be a full-color catalogue describing the programs and presenting the materials available to support them. We invite you to have your say and complete a short online survey about some of the marketing materials available to you from the Red Cross. This survey should only take about 10 minutes of your time and is located at: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226E76GBBRA </p><p>BC EMTS requires Instructors EMTS is seeking FAIs for the Richmond area. If you are an experienced and flexible instructor (able to teach during the day, and on weekends), please contact Deb McGrath at 604-271-4671, or Jim McGrath at jim_mcgrath@telus.net. AB </p><p> West Jet seeks Team Leader First Aid and ICM programming and development The position of Team Leader for First Aid and ICM is available with West Jet airlines. Applicants must possess facilitation skills; have the ability to build and maintain professional relationships; knowledge of medical condition physiology; and a solid understanding of resuscitation guidelines as they relate to First Aid industry standards. A working knowledge of the psychology of drug/alcohol abuse, mental illness and behavioral strategies is required. General aviation knowledge is an absolute asset. This is a full time position with a spring start date. Further information is available at westjet.com under the great jobs heading or by e-mailing dfranklin@westjet.com. Lifeguards required at Sundre campground Tall timber campground is seeking qualified lifeguards for summer positions. Applicants must have current NLS and AEC. Accommodation is provided. For more information contact Terry at (403) 638-3555. SK Seasonal Instructors needed in Christopher Lakes Emma and Christopher Lakes Association requires two WSIs to work from July 1-Aug 10. For more information contact Marcia Bergman (306)-982-4295.</p><p>mailto:wz-contactcentre@redcross.cahttp://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226Dhttp://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226Emailto:jim_mcgrath@telus.netmailto:dfranklin@westjet.com</p></li><li><p> Canadian Red Cross First Aid &amp; Water Safety Services InfoFax June 2007 Telephone: 1-888-307-7997 Fax: 1-800-811-8877 Email: wz-contactcentre@redcross.ca </p><p>Page 5 of 6 </p><p> June 2007 BC Issue </p><p>Course Listings </p><p> Red Cross courses: </p><p>Course Type City Start Date End Date Provider Name </p><p>Registration Phone </p><p>Number Water Safety InstructorTrainer Brandon June 22 June 24 Red Cross 1-888-307-7997 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Trainer Saskatoon Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Red Cross 1-888-307-7997 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Trainer Prince George June 22 June 24 Red Cross 1-888-307-7997 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Trainer Burnaby August 27 Sept. 22 Red Cross 1-888-307-7997 </p><p> Leadership courses: </p><p>Course Type City Start Date End Date Provider Name Registration </p><p>Phone Number </p><p>First Aid &amp; CPR Instructor Vancouver June 15 June 24 Trauma Tech Int'l Inc. 662-7740 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Jewish Comm Ctr June 1 June 10 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Matsqui Rec Ctr June 8 June 17 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Mission Leisure Ctr June 8 June 17 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Delta July 2 July 14 Ladner Leisure Centre 946-3301 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Nanaimo July 3 July 12 City Of Nanaimo 756-5200 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Cranbrook July 13 July 22 City Of Cranbrook 489-0225 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Delta July 16 July 20 Sungod Recreation Centre 952-3000 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Victoria July 22 July 27 Crystal Pool &amp; Fitness Centre 361-0704 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Victoria July 23 July 27 Panorama Leisure Centre 656-7271 </p><p>Asst Water Safety Instructor Delta July 30 August 10 Ladner Leisure Centre 946-3301 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Hollyburn Courtry Club June 7 June 10 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor S. Surrey Indoor Pool June 7 June 10 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Hyde Creek Rec Ctr June 8 June 17 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor N. Surrey Indoor Pool June 8 June 17 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Vancouver June 8 June 24 UBC Aquatic Centre 822-4522 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Minoru Aquatic Ctr June 15 June 24 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>mailto:wz-contactcentre@redcross.ca</p></li><li><p> Canadian Red Cross First Aid &amp; Water Safety Services InfoFax June 2007 Telephone: 1-888-307-7997 Fax: 1-800-811-8877 Email: wz-contactcentre@redcross.ca </p><p>Page 6 of 6 </p><p> June 2007 BC Issue </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Jewish Comm Ctr June 17 June 22 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Al Anderson </p><p>Memorial Pool </p><p>June 25 June 29 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Vancouver June 28 June 28 UBC Aquatic Centre 822-4522 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Port Alberni July 3 July 13 Port Alberni Parks And Recreation 723-2514 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Victoria July 29 August 3 Crystal Pool &amp; Fitness Centre 361-0704 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Delta July 31 August 10 Sungod Recreation Centre 952-3000 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Cranbrook August 11 August 19 City Of Cranbrook 489-0225 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Nanaimo August 20 August 31 City Of Nanaimo 756-5200 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor Victoria August 26 August 31 Panorama Leisure Centre 656-7271 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor (Recert) Delta June 10 June 10 Sungod Recreation Centre 952-3000 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor (Recert) Watermania June 16 June 16 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor (Recert) Hyde Creek Rec Ctr June 24 June 24 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor (Recert) N. Surrey Indoor Pool June 24 June 24 LIT Aquatics 536-6410 </p><p>Water Safety Instructor (Recert) Victoria June 24 June 24 Crystal Pool &amp; Fitness Centre 361-0704...</p></li></ul>

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