AoFA Mission Statement -
"To be the independent authoritative body, representing
and supporting a membership of all persons and organisations
involved in the training, provision and practice of first aid."
Rationale for the mission statement (above):
- AoFA has the realistic potential to be the largest first
aid association in the UK; this considerable membership and
combined expertise will be used to hold significant authority
and influence in the first aid and the medical arena. This
bold statement is supported by research findings from the First
Aid Café, the UK's largest first aid website community.
It is expected that at least 500 members of First Aid Café will
prime the membership soon after the launch of AoFA. The AoFA
will be independent so that it is able to utilise its authority
to objectively support and represent the views and needs of
its members as a whole.
- The association membership would consist of both individuals
(e.g. First Aiders, AP's, Paramedics and people interested
in first aid) and organisations.
- Organisations include: Training companies, first aid groups,
Governmental departments, associated commerce etc.
- The association will represent a variety of perspectives
from differing involvements in the first aid and medical related
areas. Examples are the individual trainers and training providers.
- This covers groups with the ‘provision' of first aid.
For example product or service providers and people who define
the provision of first aid. i.e. occupational health and human
resource staff etc.
- Those members involved in the ‘practice' of first aid
(i.e. first aiders).
- Establishing a wide spectrum of members and groupings in
the association enables AoFA to draw views and seek advice
from all levels of the first aid arena. This in turn should
increase the associations' authority and ability to represent
a collective membership.