First Aid volunteers assess, treat and document patients that are seen. Teams are in contact with station leaders and a dispatch system allowing for additional and immediate assistance when needed.
More than 150 Red Cross volunteers, including Emergency Responders, EMTs, paramedics, nurses and doctors, are needed each year to staff the parade and other events.
The Red Cross Los Angeles Region provides emergency and recovery relief for victims of residential fires, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, transportation accidents, terrorist attacks, explosions and other man-made and natural disasters — 24 hours a day, 365 days-a-year.
When we aren’t responding to disasters, we are helping people get ready for them. During disasters, vital resources will likely be unavailable, so preparing ahead of time allows you to minimize the effects of disasters and speed up the recovery process. The Red Cross Los Angeles Region has developed a variety of materials to educate the public about how to stay safe and prepare.
From first aid, CPR and bloodborne pathogens training to swimming and lifeguarding, and Babysitter's Training, the American Red Cross trains thousands of local residents each year in lifesaving skills through community and workplace courses offered. Click the link above to see a full list of courses offered in your area.
At the American Red Cross we consider you our partner in providing a safe and adequate blood supply to the patients who need it. As our partner, we are concerned about your good health and making blood donation a positive experience.
The American Red Cross provides around-the-clock emergency communications between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their loved ones. Red Cross assistance is required to verify family emergencies that require the presence of the service member. We also provide family counseling, social service referrals and may provide financial assistance in emergencies.
Our International Tracing Services can help families who are separated by armed conflict or disaster a way to restore contact. These services include locating missing loved ones, exchanging family messages and securing travel documents from the International Committee of the Red Cross to reunite separated family members.