On September 17, 2016, Georgia Red Cross Society (GRCS) First Aid Annual Competition was conducted in Gori . The Aim of the event was to give opportunity to the participants to test, improve and evaluate their own as well as other teams` FA knowledge and skills.The competition is organized every year in September dedicated to the World First Aid Day (WFAD), which is also celebrated on the second Saturday of September, since 2000 by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and National Societies, GRCS among them.
In 2016 theme of the WFAD was “First Aid for and by Children” and was focused on highlighting importance of first aid education among children.
Participants of the GRCS FA Competition were FA volunteer teams from 9 GRCS branches (Gori, Tbilisi, Gardabani, Akhmeta, Ambrolauri, Batumi, Kutaisi, Senaki and Zugdidi). During the day each FA team had to cope with the emergency situation according to the scenario. Based on the final evaluation results winner teams were revealed.
In 2016, the winner of the competition is FA team from Gori.The event was organized by the Georgia Red Cross Society, hosted by the GRCS Gori branch and financially supported by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).