As of July 1, 2018, as a result of revisions made to the WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid program, EMA Licensees who possess a valid EMA license issued by the EMALB at the First Responder Level or great, may apply to any OFA training agency (hint: Alert First-Aid Inc.) for an OFA certificate as follows: EMA […]
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The Canadian Red Cross has just launched their BLS (Basic Life Support) program – part of their revised Professional Responder program. This course is now available and up on our website – you can register here. This brand-new program is coming on the scene just as CPR Level HCP (Health Care Provider) is phasing out, […]
Foodborne illness (or food poisoning) happens when a person gets sick from eating food that has been contaminated by bacteria, viruses and parasites (foodborne pathogens). Health Canada estimates that more than 4 million Canadians suffer from foodborne illness each year – that’s 1 in 8! The common symptoms include stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and […]
On October 18 at 10:18am, millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. British Columbians can join by registering for the 2018 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from […]
Let’s talk emergency preparedness. Do you have an emergency kit ready to grab at a moment’s notice? If you don’t, that’s ok – this post is for you. Creating a kit doesn’t need to take long at all. You’ll want to start with a good base – we recommend the Canadian Red Cross Deluxe Disaster […]
My name is Debra Henry. I took a first aid course through Alert First Aid in March 2013 as part of certification as an early childhood educator. CPR was covered as part of the course. People never think they’re going to be called upon to use CPR, but I was. My husband had a cardiac […]
Did you know that WorkSafeBC has rules about first aid training and first aid kits in BC businesses? A lot of companies (especially small businesses) aren’t always aware of these requirements. Lucky for you, there is an easy way to make sure your business is compliant. 1. Figure out your company’s hazard rating. All businesses […]
My keys are already a little bulkier than most, with car keys, house keys, work keys, and a key for my bike lock, but I also carry a little keychain pouch with a CPR face mask and a pair of gloves. Yes, I know this is just one more thing to carry around, but it’s […]