First Responder

Course Description

The Canadian Red Cross First Responder Course is a 40 hr course devoted to developing first aid skills for professional first responders.

Within this course, you will learn the basics of pre-hospital care, going much beyond the scope of a Standard First Aid course. This will include things such as applying oxygen, taking blood pressures, and backboarding. Not only will this course teach you the knowledge and skills required, but you will also have plenty of practice in scenarios; increasing your confidence in your ability to help preserve life!

This course requires approximately 8 hours of pre-reading and assignments.

Included in Course Fees

  • 3-yr certification with the Canadian Red Cross on successfully completing the course
  • A personal copy of the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care textbook
  • A personal stethoscope
  • Lunch and dinner


All students must have a current and valid Standard First Aid (SFA) card from one of the national training agencies (Canadian Red Cross, Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, or Heart & Stroke Foundation).

Authorization of the course instructor is required before registration.

MedVents/MedRovers must have authorization from their group Head Medical Trainer and have completed Level II.

Please email to discuss your participation in this course. Once approved, you will receive the access code for registration.

Upcoming Classes

Currently none available