Emergencies require prompt action and quick judgment. For many activities, Girl Scouts recommends that at least one adult volunteer be first-aid/CPR-certified. For that reason, if you have the opportunity to get trained in council-approved first-aid/CPR, do it!
A first-aider is an adult volunteer who has taken Girl Scout–approved first-aid and CPR training that includes specific instructions for child CPR. Take advantage of courses available to you through GSNENY or your community: American Health & Safety Institute, American Red Cross, National Safety Council, American Heart Association, or other sponsoring organizations approved by GSNENY. If you have a chance to be fully trained in first-aid and CPR, doing so may make event- and activity-planning go a little more smoothly. The Safety Activity Checkpoints tell you when a first-aider needs to be present and, if you’re a first-aider, you’ll be all set!
There are two categories of first-aiders:
- First-aider (level 1): The presence of a first-aider (level 1) is required for many group activities. The course required to be a first-aider (level 1) is one that offers standard first-aid and CPR, preferably with a focus on children. The Safety Activity Checkpoints state clearly when a first-aider (level 1) is needed.
- First-aider (level 2): The presence of a first-aider (level 2) is required at resident camp, and at any camp activity with more than 200 participants. In addition, some activities require a first-aider (level 2); the Safety Activity Checkpoints state clearly whether a first-aider (level 2) is needed. First-aiders (level 2) pass the same course as first-aiders (level 1), and also have emergency response/first response, sports safety, wilderness first-aid, and/or advanced first-aid and CPR training. Each organization has a different name for its training, so be sure to ask whether a training course fulfills the level-2 requirements.
GSNENY offers Pediatric Plus Medic First Aid classes.
Medic First Aid: Includes both First Aid and CPR (certification good for 2 years) Fee: $28.00
We offer: Face to face classes (6 hours)
Blended learning option, where you complete lessons and tests online then attend a face to
face skills practice session (2.5 hours)
Please note that we are phasing out the Refresher classes! Many people were challenged with the written exam and felt more comfortable taking the blended learning online lessons. If your Medic First Aid has expired no more than 90 days prior to your requested skills session date AND if you have been continuously certified for many years and actually use the skills, please contact Wendy Weeden at email@example.com and we can accommodate your request to take the exam.
If you have questions about your First Aid/CPR certification, please contact Wendy Weeden at firstname.lastname@example.org