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First Responder Training - Pickering, Ontario

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Sign up today for Swift Response's Red Cross Certified First Responder program. 

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Our students are our top priority.  It's not just about getting your certificate; we want to make sure you learn the skills, and can perform them under pressure, preparing you for real world situations.  Our instructors are field experienced professionals with a passion for medical response. We go above and beyond to help our students to learn and succeed. 


Swift Response
1815 Ironstone Manor, Unit 14a
Pickering, ON  (Map)

Duration: 40 hours

Time: 8am to 6pm on weekends (unless otherwise specified)

Free parking

About the First Responder Program:

The First Responder course is ideal for first responders such as firefighters, police, Lifeguards and workplace responders. This course provides the skills and knowledge to help sustain life, minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness, and reduce pain in an emergency situation. 

Included in this course is BLS (Basic Life Support) and AED. 


We recommend you have strong Standard First Aid Skills prior to taking this program.


100% attendance, skills demonstration, two evaluated scenarios, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam


3-year certification in First Responder, 1 year certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the Canadian Red Cross.

Course Content    

Part 1 – Preparing to Respond

> The responder
> The emergency scene
> Preventing disease transmission

Part 2 – Establishing Priorities of Care

> Anatomy and physiology
> Assessment
> Respiratory emergencies
> Airway and ventilation
> Circulatory emergencies
> Bleeding
> Shock

Part 3 - Traumatic Injuries

> Soft tissue injuries
> Musculoskeletal injuries
> Head and spine injuries
> Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Part 4 – Medical Emergencies

> Sudden illnesses
> Poisoning
> Heat- and cold-related emergencies

Part 5 – Special Populations and Situations

> Special populations and crisis intervention
> Childbirth
> Reaching and moving people
> Multiple casualty incidents
> Transportation
> Workplace

Includes BLS
Includes any other content required by specific legislation