First Responder Course

40 hour course
This is a specialized course. Please contact Fiona for more details.


Course Description

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 Basic Life Saving (BLS) and AED.

Please note:  All First Aid programs now must add an additional $10 Training Pack for safety practices.  These packs include:

  • pocket mask with one-way valve
  • gloves
  • two triangular bandages


Topics Included

Part 1 – Preparing to Respond

  • The responder
  • The emergency scene
  • Preventing disease transmission

Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Airway and ventilation
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Bleeding
  • Shock

Traumatic Injuries

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Medical Emergencies

  • Sudden illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Heat and cold-related emergencies

Special Populations and Situations

  • Special populations and crisis intervention
  • Childbirth
  • Reaching and moving people
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Transportation
  • Workplace