Red Cross First Responder program is your first step in getting hired
by a BC Fire Department.
This program is recognized nationally by many
other designations (Environment Canada, Fire Departments, Athletic
Therapy, Canadian Coast Guard, Department of National Defence) as the
entry-level program for the pre-hospital profession.
Responders provide a service in an environment requiring special
skills, knowledge and serves as liaisons with other emergency services.
Canadian Red Cross First Responder has been approved by the B.C.
Emergency Medical Attendant Licensing Board (EMALB) for First-Responder
level 3 licensing. This course includes Healthcare Provider (HCP) level
CPR, AED, and Spinal Management. All successful candidates have the option to be
examined for 'EMA FR' licensing including AED and spinal endorsements at the end of the course.
Red Cross First Responder course is a 74 hour blend of independent
study and instructor guided learning. The 44 hour classroom work is
structured to train students to work as members of the EMS community
through lecture and lab practice.