Medical First Responder

Course Description

The Medical First Responder is an advanced course targeted to the community responder requiring more than Standard First Aid (CPR-C) training. The course builds upon the Standard First Aid (CPR-C) course and focuses on advanced assessment techniques, additional intervention tools, and prepares the responder to work within the Emergency Medical System.

Typical audience:

  • Firefighters*
  • Workplace response teams
  • Remote location workers
  • St. John Ambulance community services volunteers


*Applies to most provinces. Does not apply in British Columbia. Contact your local branch to verify your local regulations.

This is a 5-day course.
Course Content
Course Content
  • Wellbeing of the first aider
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Multiple casualty Incidents
  • Lifting and moving
  • Scene assessment
  • Advanced patient assessment
  • Airway management
  • Oxygen administration
  • Cardiovascular emergencies, CPR & AED
  • Medical emergencies
  • Head, neck, and face injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Muscle and bone injuries
Course Availability
  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Northwest Territories
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
Delivery Method
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