First Responder Course with BLS (FR with BLS)

Regular price $510.00 CAD
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Course by the Canadian Red Cross

Course Description: The First Responder course is designed for both professional first responders and individuals undergoing first responder training. It provides comprehensive training in first aid and CPR skills, covering essential topics such as patient assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), hemorrhage control, and care for various acute and chronic conditions.

Participants will be actively involved in dynamic training techniques, including video media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions, and scenario-based exercises that simulate real-life situations. This immersive learning experience ensures participants develop the necessary expertise to confidently respond to emergencies.

Intended Audience: This course is designed for professionals working in the fire service, rescue teams, workplace response teams, sports medicine, lifeguards, and ski patrol. It is also open to individuals aged 13 and above, providing an inclusive learning environment for all aspiring first responders.

Course Prerequisites: None

First Responder with BLS Course Overview

Course Content

Here is a listing of the topics covered in our first responder with basic life support course:

  • 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

Course Duration

40 hours (1 week)


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

Course Materials

Included in the course:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text (eBook)
    • It is advised that you read the textbook in its entirety before the course.

(Hard copy can be purchased, but it is not included in the course)

Enhance your emergency care skills by enrolling in our comprehensive first responder courses. Our first responder classes are conveniently offered at various locations, such as Ottawa, Kingston, Pembroke, Arnprior, Montreal, Kemptville, and Smith Falls. Led by our experienced instructors, our hands-on training allows you to apply the technical knowledge you gain, ensuring your ability to provide effective care. Don't wait any longer - sign up for our courses today!

For any inquiries regarding course availability or if you would like further information, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our courses cover a wide range of subjects, including basic life support and first aid. Whether you're a medical professional seeking to enhance your life-saving skills or an individual interested in learning more, our commitment is to provide exceptional education. Feel free to contact us and discover how we can support you.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Conor McVeigh
Excellent course!

The instructor and facilities are top notch!

Anthony Arseneault
Just awesome

Paul was really good, entertaining and knowledgeable. The facility is very nice and clean with lots of coffee to keep you going!