First Responder with BLS CPR / AED


Comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders.

This course teaches the patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. 

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

First Responder certification valid for 3 years.  BLS certificate valid for 1 year. 


The Red Cross First Responder course is intended for current and future professional responders.

Participants build an in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology that helps enhance their ability to respond to trauma, as well as acute and chronic conditions.  Participants will gain confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other skills in a team environment. 

This course is intended for students and professionals in the fire service, workplace response team, sports-medicine professionals, lifeguards and the ski patrol. 

If this doesn’t sound like the course you need, check out our other course listing, or contact us at

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.

This is a 40 hour course, hosted over two weekends. 

  • 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 First 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

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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