PeopleSavers is a 4-level program developed by the Canadian Red Cross to teach safety awareness and first aid skills to elementary school-aged children.
Lessons taught by the PeopleSavers Facilitator are supported by colouring workbooks for each level. Participants follow the PeopleSavers character for each level through a variety of everyday situations that are potentially dangerous and they learn to Check for Safety, Call for Help, and care for an Injured Person. The PeopleSavers mascot is always there to reinforce the safety message: “Prepare! Stay Safe! Survive!”
What do PeopleSavers Learn?
The PeopleSavers program offers continuous and consistent reinforcement of injury prevention and emergency action throughout the childhood years. Each level contains five sections:
Canadian Red Cross
The participants learn about the Red Cross Services: First Aid Services, Water Safety Services, Emergency Services, and International Services.
I am a PeopleSaver
The participants learn that everyone can be a PeopleSaverand that a PeopleSaver knows how to “Prepare! Stay Safe! and Survive!”
Check for Safety
The participants learn how to evaluate their surroundings and what constitutes a safe environment both at home and in the community.
Call for Help
The participants learn when, who and how to call for help in an emergency.
Care for a Person
The participants learn to care for and comfort an injured person in many situations:
- cuts, scrapes, and bleeding
- rescue breathing
- broken bones
Who is PeopleSavers for?
The suggested ages and length of course for each level of the program are:
Level 1: Ages 5-6 (1 hour)
Level 2: Ages 6-8 (2 hours)
Level 3: Ages 8-10 (3 hours)
Level 4: Ages 10-12 (4 hours)
The program is flexible to suit a variety of settings and groups. Although each level reinforces the skills learned at an earlier level, the participant can join the PeopleSavers program at any level.
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