First Responder

This is the 40 hour Canadian Red Cross First Responder course.


The following items are covered in this First Responder class:

  • You will be retested on the following:
  • The EMS System
  • The Chain of Survival
  • Legal Consideration of Care
  • Responsibilities of a First Responder
  • Preparing for Emergency Response
  • Disaster Scene Management
  • Specific Danger Management
  • Anatomical Terminology
  • Physiology of the Body Systems
  • Disease Transmission Prevention
  • Exposure Control Plans
  • Enhanced Primary and Secondary Surveys
  • Enhanced History Taking
  • Vital Sign Documentation
  • Blood Pressure Taking
  • Respiratory Distress Management
  • Cardiac Distress Management
  • Artificial Respiration (3 patient types)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3 patient types)
  • Oxygen Administration & Ventilation
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Intro to Cardiac Rhythm Strip Interpretation
  • Airway Compromise Management
  • Suctioning
  • Oropharangeal Airway Use
  • Bleeding Injury Management
  • Shock Recognition and Management
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Management
  • Traction Splinting (theory)
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Spinal Boarding
  • Cervical Collar Application
  • KED Use (theory)
  • Rapid Extrication
  • Helmet Removal
  • Head & Face Injury Management
  • Chest, Abdominal & Pelvic Injury Management
  • Burn Injury Management
  • Cold Injury Management
  • Diabetic Emergency Management
  • Poisoning Care
  • Substance and Drug Abuse Care
  • Environmental Emergency Management
  • Pediatric and Geriatric Assessments
  • Pediatric and Geriatric Specific Care
  • Adaptations for Physically & Mentally Disabled
  • Emergency Childbirth
  • Childbirth Complication Management
  • Emotional Crisis Intervention
  • Accessing Patients
  • Movement of Patients
  • Multiple Casualty Incident Management


40 hours


The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • none.


This 40 hour First Responder course is for those that are wanting a little extra knowledge above a Standard First Aid program. Great for those interested in First Response or Fire. However those wishing to work in those fields might want to consider Advanced First Aid or EMR!

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Responder

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