First Responder (FR)

Comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders. First Responder course teaches the patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.

Intended Audience

Professionals in a fire service, rescue team, workplace response team, sports-medicine professionals, lifeguards and ski patrol.

Course Overview

First Responder Course Content

• The Professional Responder
• Responding to the call
• Infection prevention and control
• Anatomy and physiology
• Assessment
• Airway management and respiratory emergencies
• Circulatory emergencies
• Shock
• Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
• Head and spinal injuries
• Acute and chronic illnesses
• Poisoning
• Environmental illnesses
• Pregnancy, labour and delivery
• Special populations
• Crisis intervention
• Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
• Multiple-casualty incidents

Includes any other content required by
specific legislation
Participant Materials

Course Duration

40 hours


• Successfully demonstrate the required skills
• Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book,

Knowledge evaluation

• Successfully complete minimum of one practical scenario
• Attend and participate in 100% of the course

3-year certification in First Responder
(digital certificate issued upon successful completion

20 hours


COVID-19 Protocols at First Aid Plus
Our 20-person classroom has been marked off and can safely accommodate 8-9 students while following the strictest of COVID-19 safety protocols.
We have increased cleaning, ensuring that all hard surfaces, countertops, door handles, and all touched surfaces are cleaned with a hospital-grade disinfectant multiple times a day. A cleaning schedule is placed in sight, located on the fridge.
We have installed HEPA air purifiers in both the office and the classroom.
We vacuum twice a day using a hospital-grade HEPA filter vacuum.
Staff are monitored every day and students are asked to fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire upon entry and must have their temperature taken.
Hand sanitizers are available at the door, in the lunch area, as well as in the classroom.
No equipment is shared for the duration of the class
All equipment and class materials are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
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Upcoming Courses

We do not currently have any upcoming sessions of this course scheduled.



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