Magen David Adom is well known as Israel’s only medical emergency and ambulance service and is also responsible for all Israel’s First Aid training. Now, for the first time, Magen David Adom UK is able to provide First Aid training on selected courses to the Jewish community – free of charge.

The benefits of learning first aid
There are many benefits to learning first aid. Gaining the skills and confidence to act in an emergency not only saves lives,  it helps to create connected, resilient communities. By learning first aid, and encouraging others in your community to gain simple, lifesaving skills you will be joining the British Red Cross in our mission to create a world where everyone gets the help they need in a crisis.

AEDs can be used to help someone who is unresponsive and not breathing. They give a shock to the persons heart as it is not working properly (this is known as a cardiac arrest). Using an AED with chest compressions gives an unresponsive person who is not breathing the best possible chance of survival. AEDs are found in many public places across the country, such as train stations, leisure centres and schools. Despite there being many different models of AED available, they are easy to use and you don’t require specialist training in order to use one – anyone can do it.

We offer the following courses:


Life. Live it. Basic First aid Awareness for 11 – 18 years
  • Calling for help (999)
  • Helping someone who is breathing and unresponsive
  • Helping someone who is bleeding
  • Helping someone who is choking– ON REQUEST

Practical work opportunities if time and space allows:

  • Recovery position
  • Bleeding (applying pressure only)
  • If Choking is covered, back blows
Essential First Aid for all ages – Adult Course (PT-ESM)
  • 2 Hours
  • Group size: maximum 12 (15 space permitting)
  • Workbook issued to each learner with certificate of learning.
  • This course is designed for parents and  members of the public wishing to learn skills to save a life for all ages.
  • Content includes: Dealing with an emergency
  • Choking adult, child and baby
  • Unresponsive and breathing adult, child and baby (Recovery position)
  • Unresponsive and not breathing adult, child and baby (CPR)
Public automated external defibrillator – Adult Course (PT-AEM)
  • 2 Hours
  • Group size: maximum 12 (15 space permitting)
  • Workbook issued to each learner with certificate of learning.
  • This course is designed for those wishing to learn how to deal with an unresponsive casualty including the use of an AED (not suitable for the workplace)
  • Content includes:
  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Bystander effect
  • Unresponsive and breathing (Recovery position)
  • Unresponsive and not breathing (CPR)
  • Unresponsive and not breathing including AED

If you require the above community courses, HSE courses or defibrillator training for your office or organisation, please email Racheli or call 020 8201 5900.


Together we can save more lives.












Every year Magen David Adom collects and supplies 300,000 units of blood for the people of Israel, with one of the most advanced blood services in the world. Our mobile units visit schools, community centres, army bases and workplaces.

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Magen David Adom’s fleet of 1,716 Ambulances, Mobile Intensive Care Units and Medicycles are stationed at 168 stations all over Israel.

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Magen David Adom responds to over 800,000 calls every year, saving thousands of lives.

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Magen David Adom is officially recognised by the International Committee of the Red Cross as the national aid society of Israel.

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