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AET-020

Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder - EMR

The EMR course provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting and includes CPR level HCP and AED. The certification is valid for three years. Being a certified EMR opens the doors to a variety of employment opportunities including BC Ambulance Services, private ambulance services (ie LifeSupport Transport), fire departments, law enforcement, ski-patrol and rescue, and industry employers in remote locations in BC / Alberta.

Prerequisite(s): Participants must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C or higher. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent / guardian signed waiver.

Section Location Dates Cost
AET-020-CVS1 CV Nov 25-Dec 6 $995.00
AET-020-CVSI CV Mar 16-Mar 27 $995.00
AET-020-CVS1 CV Jun 1-Jun 12 $995.00

FAC-010

Emergency Child Care First Aid With CPR Level B

This course is designed for parents and caregivers of children up to eight years of age. Topics include: recognition of home hazards, accident prevention, and safety education. Skills focus on respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding management and common first aid situations. This course is acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board. Certification period is three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level B is recommended.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 11 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Oct 6 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS2 CV Dec 8 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Mar 8 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV May 24 $105.00
FAC-010-CVS1 CV Aug 9 $105.00

FAC-019

CPR Level Basic Life Support (CPR BLS)

The CPR Level Basic Life Support (CPR BLS) is training in the recognition of, and initial intervention or treatment given by pre-hospital or in-facility responders to, a patient suffereing from cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. The BLS curriculum supports the delivery of high performance, team-based professional-level resuscitation. The BLS course is industry -driven, designed as a robust resuscitation training program geared toward high quality CPR in a team environment, and recoginizes the nuances of multipdisciplinary teams with varied experiences. The BLS Course covers content from standard BLS training, as well as Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy. This course is for people in or entering health care field including nurses, doctors, first responders and other health care professionals.

Prerequisite(s): Students 18 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-019-CVS1 CV Aug 26 $80.00

FAC-020

Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C

The emergency first aid course covers the basic skills necessary to deal with time priority emergencies. The RC Emergency First Aid course is now recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level 1. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. It includes initial assessment, respiratory distress, CPR, AED, bleeding, unconsciousness, shock, poisons, and secondary assessment. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Aug 18 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Sep 28 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS2 CV Dec 9 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Feb 22 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS2 CV Apr 19 $100.00
FAC-020-CVS1 CV Jul 12 $100.00

FAC-021

Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR Level C

This is a comprehensive first aid course for those who require the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with life-threatening situations and to give assistance to people in physical distress. The RC Standard First Aid course is now recognized by WorkSafe BC as a valid equivalent certification for the Occupational First Aid Level 1. Certification is transferable between provinces and recognized nationally for workplace requirements. Includes all of the content of the Emergency First Aid course (FAC 020) plus injuries due to heat and cold, medical conditions, bone and joint injuries, head and spinal injuries. Certification is by the Red Cross and is valid for a period of three years, but yearly recertification in CPR Level C is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Aug 14-Aug 15 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Oct 21-Oct 22 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS1 CV Feb 13-Feb 14 $170.00
FAC-021-CVS2 CV Apr 7-Apr 8 $170.00

FAC-024

Red Cross Instructor First Aid & CPR Course

This course is for individuals wishing to become certified as a Red Cross First Aid & CPR - Basic Level program instructors (CPRIT, FAIT). Certification is valid for 3 years. All prerequisites must be met.

Prerequisite(s): Must be 18 years or older. Successfully complete the Fundamentals of Instruction - First Aid Programs online component (approx. 8 hours)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-024-CVS1 CV Sep 23-Sep 26 $750.00

FAC-025

Red Cross First-Aid Instructor Transfer (Option #2)

The Red Cross First-Aid Instructor Transfer (Option #2) course is for Red Cross Water Safety Instructors or educators (elementary or secondary level) who want to become certified as a Red Cross First-Aid Instructor. This course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Canadian Red Cross first aid and CPR courses. The candidates are expected to have finely tuned first aid and CPR technical skills, therefore this course focuses on how to teach and facilitate first aid and CPR skills. With this certification you would be able to teach the Canadian Red Cross Standard First-Aid, Emergency First-Aid, Marine Basic First-Aid, Babysitting Emergency Childcare First-Aid, AED, CPR HCP, CPR C and CPR A as well as the recertification for all of these course. In order to complete certification, all instructor candidates must complete teaching experience with a Teaching Experience Supervisor.

Prerequisite(s): Must be 18 years or older. This course is for Red Cross Water Safety Instructors or educations (elementary or secondary level) who want to become certified as a Red Cross First-Aid Instructor. First Aid Certification (a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-025-CVS1 CV Sep 25-Sep 26 $610.00

FAC-052

MHFA Adults who Interact with Youth

Mental Health First Aid helps students recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises. The course will provide tools and support for initial response in a crisis situation. You will cover the four most common disorders: anxiety & trauma related disorders, psychotic disorder, mood related disorders and substance related disorder plus eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Participants who take this course will be well-prepared to respond and interact confidently, when faced with mental health situations at work and in their personal lives.

Prerequisite(s): Students 16 years of age

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-052-CVS1 CV Jul 9-Jul 10 $250.00
FAC-052-CVS1 CV Oct 8-Oct 9 $250.00

FAC-055

Psychological First Aid

This exciting program teaches everyone how to help others experiencing loss, grief and stress, and also self-care. Learners will come away with coping strategies to prevent, identify and deal with stressful events, and they will better understand what supports are available to them and how they can access or help others to access specialized support. This program uses the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model. The course consists of 3 components: There are two online components you MUST complete before doing the in class portion. The two online portions are Self-Care and Caring for Others which are approximately 45 - 90 minutes each to complete. Then the in class session which is 8 hours in length. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

Prerequisite(s): Students 18 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-055-CVS1 CV Oct 26 $110.00
FAC-055-CVS2 CV Nov 15 $110.00

FAC-056

Psychological First Aid - Self-Care

This exciting online program assists learners from youth to seniors in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, grief and trauma, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or in combination with the Psychological First Aid - Caring for Others online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program. We also provide a full program which includes the two online courses and the in class training session. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

Prerequisite(s): Students 14 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-056-CVD1 CV Jul 1-Jul 31 $45.00
FAC-056-CVD2 CV Aug 1-Aug 31 $45.00
FAC-056-CVS1 CV Sep 1-Sep 30 $45.00
FAC-056-CVS2 CV Oct 1-Oct 31 $45.00
FAC-056-CVS3 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $45.00
FAC-056-CVS4 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $45.00

FAC-057

Psychological FAID - Caring for Others

This exciting online program assists learners from youth to seniors in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, grief and trauma on others, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to support others to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or in combination with the Psychological First Aid - Self-Care online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program. We also provide a full program which includes the two online courses and the in class training session. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

Prerequisite(s): Students 16 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-057-CVD1 CV Jul 1-Jul 31 $45.00
FAC-057-CVD2 CV Aug 1-Aug 31 $45.00
FAC-057-CVS1 CV Sep 1-Sep 30 $45.00
FAC-057-CVS2 CV Oct 1-Oct 31 $45.00
FAC-057-CVS3 CV Nov 1-Nov 30 $45.00
FAC-057-CVS4 CV Dec 1-Dec 31 $45.00

FAC-082

Marine Basic First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Basic First Aid course meets defined Federal Transport Canada Marine Safety Training Standards for Marine First Aid. This course provides individuals with a basic training level of First Aid and CPR required by the Marine Industry. Certification is by the Canadian Red Cross with a certification period of three years.

Prerequisite(s): Some previous knowledge of First Aid/ CPR is recommended, but not required.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-082-CVS1 CV Oct 16-Oct 17 $170.00
FAC-082-CVS2 CV Nov 12-Nov 13 $170.00

FAC-084

Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR C

The Marine Advanced course will cover the Red Cross; first aid kit; body structure and function; toxicological hazards; examination of person or patient (oxygen administration); spinal Injuries; burns, scalds and effects of cold and heat; fractures, dislocations and muscular injuries; medical care of rescued persons; radio medical advice; pharmacology; sterilization and cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia. Certification is by Canadian Red Cross and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 16 years of age. Some previous  knowledge of Frist Aid/ CPR is recommended, but  not required.

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Sep 16-Sep 20 $625.00
FAC-084-CVS2 CV Nov 18-Nov 22 $625.00
FAC-084-CVS1 CV Mar 2-Mar 6 $625.00

HRT-011

CPR Level C with AED

This is an adult, child and infant CPR course. Skills taught and practiced include one- and two-rescuer CPR; Adult, child, and infant CPR techniques; management of the obstructed airway and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Skills taught and practiced include one-rescuer CPR, choking, barrier devices/pocketmasks, and AED. Certification period is three years, but recommended for one year.

Section Location Dates Cost
HRT-011-CVS1 CV Jul 21 $70.00

OFA-001

WHMIS 2015

This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-001-CVS1 CV Jul 22 $45.00
OFA-001-CVS1 CV Sep 4 $45.00

OFA-010

Occupational First Aid Level 1

Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jun 28 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Aug 7 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS2 CV Sep 27 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS2 CV Jan 14 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS3 CV Mar 31 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Jun 15 $95.00
OFA-010-CVS1 CV Aug 20 $95.00

OFA-015

Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement

This course is for OFA 010 or OFA 020 certified first aid attendants that work in environments requiring Transportation Endorsement in addition to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2, according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 to 3.21). Students will be required to complete an NIC Waiver form at the first class. Certificate is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification and current OFA Level 1 or 2 Certificate must be brought to class.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-015-CVS1 CV Jan 15 $115.00

OFA-030

Occupational First Aid Level 3

This course meets WorkSafe BC requirements for FirstAid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational FirstAid Level 3 course is offered with the objective of qualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First Aid Attendants in industry. Instruction includes: anatomy and physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation- oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reporting accidents and injuries. An NIC waiver form will be required to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

Prerequisite(s): Students must be 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent / guardian signed waiver. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials.

Section Location Dates Cost
OFA-030-CVS1 CV Jul 8-Jul 19 $750.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV Oct 28-Nov 8 $750.00
OFA-030-CVSI CV Jan 27-Feb 7 $750.00
OFA-030-CVS1 CV May 4-May 15 $750.00