Caribbean First Aid Training of Trainers with the
American Red Cross

April 24 - May 11, 2022
Trinidad & Tobago

About this Training

The IFRC along with National Societies is the world’s leading trainer and provider of first aid and resuscitation. All 192 National Societies are engaged in first aid as one of their major community activities, training more than 20 million, and reaching more than 46 million people through the delivery of first aid, resuscitation, and preventive health messaging every year.


COVID 19 prevented NSs from delivering their FA programmes effectively worldwide. The IFRC has a renewed focus to reposition FA at the centre of its strategy. The pandemic has revealed various gaps in the Caribbean National Societies’ ability to provide First Aid training services to the public. One area affected the most was the recertification of trainers in the region.


Training Purpose 

The strategy for the Caribbean would be to ramp up business strategies to fund responses to the growing number of people in need. It is apparent that many of the regional Societies cannot afford to match the demand for first aid courses by the general public due to insufficient first aid trainers and, for many, the lack of a suite of services to remain competitive.


As such, the purpose of this training exercise is to:

  • Train trainers who can further train instructors on each island, in an effort to prepare for the ramping up of their individual commercial FA units;

  • Offer training in new services which will be introduced in country to expand the services of commercial FA;

  • Form a united Caribbean Commercial FA Unit to implement standardised FA training regionally so that we may;

  • Offer FA training to regional corporate entities as one Caribbean group, thereby leveraging synergies and;

  • Have trainers who are trained with the same standards for the benefit of the regional companies, thereby contributing to our regional value proposition.

To participate in this training, please select the most appropriate option below and complete the required registration form.

Registration for Trinidad & Tobago Residents ONLY

Registration for persons residing outside of Trinidad & Tobago 



For more information about the First Aid Regional Training of Trainers, contact:

Thorfida Charles  

Technical Officer, Financial Sustainability 
Country Cluster Delegation | Dutch-and English-speaking Caribbean | Port of Spain

1 868 495-9814 |