Be Prepared – an Authorized Canadian Red Cross Training Partner – Our Story
Be Prepared provides First Aid and CPR Training Courses, Babysitting, Home Alone Safety, as well as online Health & Safety eLearning Courses in Belleville, Quinte Region and Eastern Ontario. We pride ourselves on providing quality training and quality service as it relates to industry standards.
Emma started Be Prepared in 2012, and has grown the business every year. Today we offer a wide range of courses for everyone in the family and the workplace.
For new parents we have an Infant & Toddler CPR Workshop designed to help you prepare for a wide variety of emergencies that can occur with the youngest members of the family. Great for new parents, grandparents and anyone watching infants and small children.
For young children that are interested in learning about First Aid, Emma has put together First Aid for Kids. Part 1 is a 5 week series of after school sessions teaching kids all the basics about handling emergencies, and a wide variety of situations they might come across. From dealing with situations in the home (if something ever happens to their guardian), the park or at school, we want our children to feel confident and prepared for real life.
For kids age 9 to 12 we have an outstanding Home Alone Safety program, designed by SOS4Kids. A program that is a cut above the rest, it covers all the basic topics necessary in a Home Alone Program but additionally the children will go over up-to-date online safety rules, and learn about recognizing ‘tricky adults’ instead of stranger danger.
For older kids that want to start babysitting, we offer the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting program. Great if they want to start watching their siblings, or if they want to start their first business/job.
For everyone else we have First Aid Training. We recommend everyone takes First Aid Training! We are a little biased on that opinion, but there is a lot of research to back it up. The more often you do training, the more confident you will feel in an emergency, and the more likely that you will help out when an emergency happens.
For those that don’t want to commit to a full certification program, but just want to learn some basics we do run an annual free CPR Day in November. Watch our Facebook page to see details for our next upcoming event.
For anyone wanting to improve their psychological well-being, we also offer the newest program from The Canadian Red Cross — Psychological First Aid. This exciting program option teaches everyone how to help others experiencing loss, grief and stress, and also self-care. Learners will come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify and deal with stressful events, and they will better understand what supports are available to them and how they can access or help others to access specialized support.
“Our goal for each course is to keep every student engaged and participating.“
Emma Travis BHSc
Managing Partner - Be Prepared
Emma is the owner of Be Prepared. She started teaching First Aid with the Canadian Red Cross in 2011.
She has an Honours Bachelor degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON in Health Sciences (BHSc).
Her background in health gives her a detailed perspective of human health and anatomy. She won’t try to teach you all the details that she knows but she have some great tricks for remembering some of the details in First Aid and will share those with you.
She grew up in Foxboro, Ontario, and currently lives in Belleville, ON.
Bios for each of our instructors will be coming soon!
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