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Safety Tips: Getting ready for Manulife Paddle the Don

Safety Tips: Getting ready for Manulife Paddle the Don
With only a few days left before this exciting event, we would like to take this opportunity to share some important safety tips for the 700 paddlers taking part in this event, and for those who may be paddling in the coming months through Ontario’s scenic waterways.

What to look for in a First Responder or EMR Program

What to look for in a First Responder or EMR Program
Asking a few key questions before you register can make sure you're finding the course that's best for you. Program certification? Experienced Instructors? Learning environment? Outside experts? Equipment quality?

First aid in the wilderness takes ingenuity, and lots of practice

First aid in the wilderness takes ingenuity, and lots of practice
Unlike when you are in a classroom setting, when you’re in the wilderness you don’t have the luxury of the resources you might like to have on hand.  The situations that you encounter could be complex, and you have to be able to think on your feet. 

What You Need to Know: 2018 Updates to the Professional Responder First Aid Standards

What You Need to Know: 2018 Updates to the Professional Responder First Aid Standards
These updated programs ensure that professional responders are receiving the most up to date information based on research and industry best practices, while creating synergy between first responders and paramedics. 

Why everyone should have first aid training

Why everyone should have first aid training
One thing we can be sure of about an emergency situation is that it is unexpected. Most of us go about our daily lives not thinking or preparing for the “what ifs” in life, and it is only when something happens that we take a step to prepare ourselves. 

Want to be hired as a firefighter? Consider EMR training

Want to be hired as a firefighter? Consider EMR training
Train hard, fight easy.  EMR training for pre-fire helps prepare you for the real world, and the more practice you get, the more ready you will be to respond to a real-life emergency.

Don't spend time searching when seconds count

Swift Response Medic bag for EMR and First Responder courses
How important is it that a medical bag is organized, complete and with equipment that is in good working order? The result is knowing what you have available, you can trust it, and you know where to find everything you need without having to think about it. It may seem simple, but makes a huge difference when seconds count.