Participants will learn and demonstrate all knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and ongoing care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility. This course follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada, and is the first level of training recognized by the NOCP.  

Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions, and scenarios based on real-life situations.

Successful participants will receive a Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder certification recognizing their training. It is valid for 3 years.

Recertification is available only for Red Cross certificate holders, when certificates are full certification (not recertification) and not expired.

If you are unsure if this is the right course for you, contact us.  See other courses here.  


The Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) work in all areas including rural and remote locations where they may provide the highest level of pre-hospital care.

EMR training is often a prerequisite for employment in Fire, EMS or integrated Fire/EMS services throughout Canada.  

If this doesn’t sound like the course you need, check out our other course listing, or contact us at info@13firstaid.com.

No, all First Responder courses are 100% in person. 

Avoid disappointment, and financial loss by registering into a course approved federally, and provincially.

Participants in our courses are certified through the Canada Red Cross.

Unless otherwise note, this is a 80 hour course, hosted over four weekends.   Weekends may or my not be consecutive.  Please see the “schedule” section when booking.  

  • Fridays – 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturdays – 9:00am -5:30pm
  • Saturdays – 9:00am -5:30pm

Recertification can save you time and money.  In order to recertify though, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You must be the holder of a Emergency Medical Responder and BLS certificate from the Red Cross on your recertification date
  • The certificate must not be expired
  • The certificate must be a full course, and not a recertification. 

If you believe that a recertification is right for you, check out the recertification pages on our course list. 

Our policy outlining attendance, cancelation, rescheduling and lateness is outlined here.  



We love making a difference in the lives of our course attendees!

Customers and Collaborators

Do you know what course you need?

Your employer or educational institution may have already told you what level of course to attend. If you cannot find that course, or aren’t sure which course to take, email us at info@13FirstAid.com.

We’d be happy to help you find the right course to meet your needs.


Other locations by request

Course contents:

Participants will receive a Red Cross BLS certificates valid for 1 year.

To arrange a private course for your group, CONTACT US

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