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First Responder Course

Friday, December 2, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: 1 First St, Suite 218, Collingwood (Admiral Building)

Canadian Red Cross First Responder course, offered by HELP First Aid, a Canadian Red Cross National Training Partner.

This is a valuable lifesaving course, the first in pre-hospital care. Required for employment at many fire departments, and for ski patrollers at many resorts. 40 hour course includes:

First Responder Certification


40-44 hours for full certification course


Red Cross Advanced Emergency Care Instructor or Emergency Care Instructor Trainer


Standard First Aid with CPR C (or HCP)
pre-course assignment



Completion Requirements:

100% attendance, skill demonstration, 1 evaluated scenarios, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam


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


First Responder Recertification


20 hours; includes CPR Level HCP

Recertification Prerequisites:

Current Red Cross full certification (FR), valid within 3 years



Completion Requirements:

100% attendance, skill demonstration, 2 evaluated scenarios, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam


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

Recommended for:

Firefighters, Pre-fire students, ski patrollers, patient transfer staff.

What you will learn:

Part 1: Preparing to Respond Part 4: Medical Emergencies
  • The Responder
  • Sudden illness
  • The Emergency Scene
  • Poisoning
  • Preventing disease transmission
  • Heat- & Cold- related emergencies
Part 2: Establishing Priorities of Care Part 5: Special Populations and Situations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Special populations & crisis intervention
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Reaching and moving patients
  • Airway and ventilation
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Transportation
  • Bleeding
  • shock
Part 3: Traumatic Injuries  
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Take home material:

Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care Manual (full course only).

First Responder Workbook
First Responder Skills Summaries
Certification card (upon successful completion)
Certificate (upon successful completion)

Scenario based training gives the students the skills they need to be comfortable offering pre-hospital care, on the ski hill, during an automobile accident, or at a medical call.

Monthly public courses, private courses available upon request.

Contact: Elijah McCaffrey
Phone: (705)607-4141


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