Care to help people?

This is one of the greatest difference with living in Thailand or Mauritius.
There’s a huge amount of activity I can do on week end outside of selfishly enjoying myself on a trip somewhere or in a bar at night with friends.

I can’t count the amount of time I’ve seen someone crash in Thailand, in Mauritius, or even this morning in Paris. Most of the time it involved a motorcycle of some sort.

And all the time, the only thing I could do is check if that unfortunate person is taken cared of by people around and walk away… Now… Walk away is not that bad and I would actually suggest it to anybody around an accident just sight seeing…
I feel that not knowing first aid, the best think I can do is go. But I don’t like it!

In Thailand, there was nothing much I could do. I mean, just try to get a first aid class there! It would be all in Thai any way and I would probably end up heart massaging someone who just need to drink a little water!

In France, I just go online, searched “premiers secours Paris” and found a class, which is provided for free but not to everyone. You must have a good reason. For the first aid guys, they have to make sure their time is well spent and you will actually use your skills.

http://www.protectioncivile-paris14.org/

Now, I’m waiting to see if they consider me a good candidate. I’ll write a new blog post later to tell if I’ve been chosen or if I’ll walk away the rest of my life… If I want to survive in Paris, I think it’s a good skill to have🙂

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3 responses to “Care to help people?

  1. sandy

    First aid skills are useful, period. It should be free and available to everyone. I want to take a refresher course now but wait, I’m in Bangkok😦

  2. Ji

    That’s brillant idea ! i wish you will be chosen to the class at least you have good reason that

    ” one day, when i visited or back to thailand again, i can help countless motorbike accident victims there ! ”

    That’s kind heart of you ! i can see.

  3. Ji

    But it’s strange that where the place like thailand, there is not much first aid course offering, i know there is at red cross , an ree du nan road but you can learn at specific time only . We should have more and promote it in website as your link. coz there is a lot of accident these days. especially, songkarn holiday is coming, there is high rate of accidence during that time. due to playing with water. I m still catch a cold maybe i will be only person who not enjoy this tradition way druing songkarn and hiding myself at home or somewhere.:)

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