Social first aid is our priority
The field of social first aid is of great importance and has a long tradition in our strategy and system of tasks. Within this framework, we undertake a wide range of activities to promote first aid, education and the organization of related projects.
- Organizing and carrying out social first aid training
- Organizing and carrying out roadside emergency first aid exams
- National First Aid Competition
- First Aid Duty Service at Lake Balaton
- World First Aid Day
- Organizing and training of accident imitation
- First aid-related events for citizens
Our organization partakes in organizing and training first aid responders since its foundation in 1881. Providing first aid is a humanitarian act, which means that while providing help/support to the victim, the first aid responder demonstrates – among other things – the human values of selflessness and empathy. With our competent medical act, we can save lives, and the importance of this is constantly growing in today’s accelerated and dangerous world.
During the course of their lives, anyone can wind up in a situation where they need help, which is something we can and should prepare for in advance. Our role is to ensure that the largest possible number of people in Hungary learn the methods of professional first aid and to encourage their willingness and ability to help those in danger.
1.e (1) of §2 of Act XL of 1993 on the Hungarian Red Cross
“Within the range of its basic function, the Red Cross is responsible for the following activities: formation of health education and home care services, first aid training and further participation in the preservation and protection of life and health by all available means”
2. Hungarian Red Cross Strategy 2020 – Goal 2: to facilitate a healthy and safe life, and to protect the environment.
The basis of the Red Cross’s work is the protection of human life and dignity. The Hungarian Red Cross should play a crucial role in the acts that help the population’s healthy lifestyle and safe living conditions – including public awareness programmes and educations. This incorporates both the mental and physical health of people and the ability of helping others.