Red Cross

Hi Everyone

As part of my Community Service Challenge I have just managed to squeeze in, between my world travels, some time with another charity. The British Red Cross. Just like the Scout Association, the Red Cross is an international organisation working all over the world. Check out their website http://www.redcross.org.uk

Red_Cross_1_small

This is “Markey the Paramedi-Bear” who showed me around.

 

 

 

 

 

They have Seven Principles that all their members must abide by, just like the Scout Laws.
Humanity = Caring & Promoting International Humanitarian Law
        Impartiality = Treats the most needed first, from either side of a dispute
             Voluntary service = mostly volunteers
                   Neutrality = NEVER takes side in conflicts or disputes
                       Unity = Work together to achieve results
                           Independence = No government can tell them how to do their work
                              Universality = This can be anywhere in the world

I am sorry I can only tell you it was in Southern England. (Their work involves people who are injured or in desperate need of help and it is not right to discuss them with others who are not involved in their care. So, you will not know who I am talking about).
Question
Can you think of other people who are not allowed to tell about the people they deal with? (Answers at the end of this blog)

 

I was allowed to attend a bonfire duty where the British Red Cross was providing the First Aid cover.

Red_Cross_10

 

The First Aid post was set up in a football changing room and you can see me helping put up the sign

 

 

Getting the First Aid Post ready.

Red_Cross_6

 

Red_Cross_7

 

 

 

 

 

Red_Cross_9

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did get to see the fireworks but I had to snuggle into Philip’s Red Cross coat to prevent me getting too cold.

Red_Cross_8

 

 

                                        Do you think it suits me?

Red_Cross_3

Red_Cross_5

 

Red_Cross_4

 

 

There were not many injuries, but there were two very serious hand injuries from people holding or picking up lit fireworks which” went off” that needed to go to hospital.

This proves the importance of getting my Emergency Aid Badge. Paramedi-Bear Markey then taught me about the importance of the firework code.

Here is the link for you to learn the code
http://www.fireworks.co.uk/safety/Firework_Code_Kids_leaflet.pdf

We were very tired so we all went home about midnight and straight to bed. We had to go back the next day to pack all the kit away.
Answers
People who are not allowed to tell you about the people they deal with?
Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Pharmacist other NHS Staff = (Patient confidentiality)
Members of Red Cross or other Medical Organisation = (Patient confidentiality)
Police Officers, Diplomats & Secret Services = (Official Secrets)
Computer Operators = (Data Protection)
Minister of Religion = (Personal Confidentiality)
(There are many more)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *