The best free first aid manuals

Learning first aid doesn’t have to be expensive. Lots of organizations provide free first aid manuals and booklets which you can request or download to your computer. Here’s our list of the best free first aid manuals and booklets available! Free first aid manual

St John Ambulance (UK)

St John Ambulance is a large provider of first aid training and event medical cover in the United Kingdom. They publish a free first aid guide which UK residents can request to be sent to their home.

Simply fill out a form on the St John Ambulance website and they will send you your free first aid manual!

British Red Cross (UK)

Similar to St John Ambulance, the British Red Cross publish a free first aid manual for UK residents. Fill out this form to get your free manual posted to you.

Triple One Care (International download)

Triple One Care is a first aid training and services company based in New Zealand. They publish a free downloadable first aid manual  on their website. The content is aimed at New Zealand residents however most of the content is generic first aid information.

American Red Cross (International download)

The American Red Cross publishes a simple first aid booklet on their website. Called Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference the booklet contains simple step by step instructions for a number of common medical emergencies and first aid situations.

First Aid Pocket Guide

Although not free, The Complete First Aid Pocket Guide is a new first aid pocket guide covering common emergency situations. Written by our team, the pocket guide is a comprehensive manual to keep at home or when out and about. 

Buy on Amazon: The Complete First Aid Pocket Guide: Step-by-Step Treatment for All of Your Medical Emergencies Including • Heart Attack • Stroke • Food Poisoning ... • Shock • Anaphylaxis • Minor Wounds • Burns

Book Cover of The Complete First Aid Pocket Guide by John Furst

Add to this list!

Please leave a comment if you want to add a free first aid manual to this list.

If you want to carry around a first aid guide with you, we’d also recommend having a look at a free first aid app for your smartphone.

John Furst

JOHN FURST is an experienced emergency medical technician and qualified first aid and CPR instructor. John is passionate about first aid and believes everyone should have the skills and confidence to take action in an emergency situation.

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4 Responses

  1. lhalbeisen says:

    I was not sure where to post this but is there anywhere on this site where I can print out a “wallet sized” certificate? It is for my fire department and we don’t offer first aid classes surprisingly. Thanks!

  2. Ellentobin says:

    To completed the first aid course but can’t get my certificate

    • John Furst says:


      In order to download your certificate you need to make sure you have marked all the units as ‘completed’. They should all appear with a green tick next to them on the course homepage.

      You can find out more on our help pages:

      Once you’ve marked all the units as completed you will be emailed a link to download your certificate. Please note this email may take a couple of minutes to arrive. If you do not receive an email then please check your ‘spam’ or ‘junk’ box.

      If you continue to have problems please reply and we will do our best to help

      Yours sincerely,
      John & the team

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