We have been asked a few times already, from the United States of America all the way to Poland, so we feel it is timely for us to present to you what it takes to create a chapter in your community.
Our movement is to create concepts and tools to simplify saving lives. Studies have shown that even though CPR has been around for 50 years, survival rates in most cities are still dismal.
Our current concept is to divide the population into persona of heroes who are comfortable contributing to the chain of survival according to their personal preference, thus we have the Seeker, Shocker and Pumper personas.
We are also involved in projects that deploy AEDs into residential areas as a community effort ( not as individual families ), because we feel that this area is lagging behind the public deployments.
We also conduct street demos and hands-on workshops in the street, never in classrooms, because we want to maximise exposure to the public on the use of AEDs with CPR. We locate these activities near to public AED deployment site, so that we teach the public to use our tools to locate the AEDs. These we ususlly conduct once a month or two. We do not conduct paid CPR and/or AED classes because as said above, after 50 years of CPR classes, the results are not satisfactory. What we have been and are still doing, is not achieving the best result that we will like to see.
We like the chapters to be autonomous, and to collaborate with each other so that all chapters nudge their communities to adopt the same concepts and tools. All believers of our movement must obey the 3 Laws.
The chapters should preferably be registered in their communities as charitable organisations, have their own constitution and obey their community laws, although they can seek advice from us. Fundraising can be carried out for the projects and activities. Our founding chapter does not have paid staff, and is totally volunteer-runned, but we leave up to the other chapters to run the way they see fit.
We believe in complementing current teachings and concepts on CPR and the use of AED. We also work closely with other non-profits, charities and organisations on our concepts and our tools.
So if you will like to know more, please contact us at cocreate (at) firstaidcorps.org.