Emergency Services and First Aid

When an emergency occurs due to a natural disaster or local accidents, the Red Cross emergency response system is put into action.

The role of the Icelandic Red Cross, when a state of emergency is declared, is to open humanitarian assistance centres for those affected.  Reception facilities are typically opened in school housing in local communities around the country. There people are provided with first aid and food, clothes and temporary shelter until they can return home or move into more permanent accommodation.

First Aid Courses

The Icelandic Red Cross supervises the teaching of first aid in the country. It trains instructors, supplies the material to be taught and makes sure the subject is taught by the most up to date methods. 

The Red Cross also provides education in psychological support and provides psychological support after major accidents and catastrophes. 

Are you interested in taking a first aid course?   
Please contact Gulla, gulla@redcross.is