First Responder

Course Description: Pre-hospital care and CPR skills for professional first responders or those wanting to become first responders. Course teaches techniques for sustaining life, preventing further injuries and caring for illnesses and injuries until the next level of medical personnel arrives. Includes CPR level HCP and AED.


First Responders

Prerequisite: CPR Level C

Completion Requirements: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, 80% min. passing grade on written exam and one evaluated scenario

Certification: 3-year certification in First Responder, CPR Level HCP, and AED

Price of Course: $595 + GST

Recertification: 20 hours; includes CPR Level HCP

Course Content:

Part 1 – Preparing to Respond

The Responder
The Emergency Scene
Preventing Disease Transmission

Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care

Anatomy and physiology
Respiratory emergencies

Airway and ventilation
Circulatory emergencies

Part 3 – Traumatic Injuries

Soft tissue injuries
Musculoskeletal injuries
Head and spine injuries
Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Part 4 – Medical Emergencies

Sudden illnesses
Heat- and cold-related emergencies

Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations

Special populations and crisis intervention
Reaching and moving people
Multiple casualty incidents

Includes CPR HCP
Includes any other content required by specific legislation

Participant Materials            

  • Red Cross Emergency Care text
  • Red Cross Emergency Care Workbook
  • Certification card and optional wall certificate (or as required by legislation)


Register For  First Aid Responder

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