First Responder

First aid 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.



Duration: 40 hours. Flexible scheduling options.
Instructor: Red Cross Emergency Care Instructor or Instructor Trainer
Prerequisites: CPR Level C
Completion: 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam
Certification: 3-year certification in First Responder, CPR Level HCP, and AED
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
Take-Home Materials:
Emergency Care
Emergency Care Workbook
Certification card and optional wall certificate
(or as required by legislation)

Please contact us for a quote on this course or for re-certification.

PO Box 188
Summerside PE
C1N 4Y8