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An upgrade course for those already holding either an FR or OFA3 certificate wanting an EMR certificate. Includes full EMALB Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 endorsements with no need to take additional “Scope Update” training.

FR/OFA3 Upgrade to EMR (with Scope Update)

FR/OFA3 Upgrade to EMR (with Scope Update)

An upgrade course for those already holding either an FR or OFA3 certificate wanting an EMR certificate. Includes full EMALB Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 endorsements with no need to take additional “Scope Update” training.

This course is only available to those already holding either an FR or OFA3 certificate, and provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting. It is intended for those providing emergency response: firefighters, law-enforcement officers, paramedics, and workplace responders. 

This course meets the Paramedic Association of Canada National Occupational Competency Profile for the practitioner level of emergency medical responder (EMR).

Completion of this course allows students to apply for licensing with the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board (EMALB) and can be used to help gain employment with fire departments throughout British Columbia or on-ambulance as an EMR with the BC Ambulance Service. Please note – licensing is a separate process conducted directly by the EMALB. They set the schedule and fees for this next step. Students will need to undertake and pay for additional exams as part of this.

Full Course Length 12 hours online plus 10 days (80 hours) in class View Locations

Course Details

Prerequisites

Students MUST hold one of the following:
First Responder Certification,
First Responder License, or
Occupational First Aid Level 3 Certification

Certification

Once licensed, students can receive an OFA 3 equivalency certification with no further training

Includes CPR ‘BLS’ & AED certification

Includes 2023 “Scope Update” training, allowing gradates to earn unrestricted EMALB licenses

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria - Downtown

Materials

First Aid Course Materials for FR/OFA3 Upgrade to EMR (with Scope Update)

The required course textbook is Emergency Medical Responder: A Skills Approach, Fifth Canadian Edition by Limmer, Karen et al.  Students can choose to purchase either an e-book or a hardcopy of the text. This can be done directly through the publisher here, or  students are free to source this themselves. Please note that this must be purchased in advance and the school does not sell this book or keep any copies on site.

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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
FR/OFA3 Upgrade to EMR (with Scope Update) course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

It made me feel more confident about the knowledge and skills I was learning to know we were learning more than standard Red Cross training. The info was intuitive and easy to learn. 

Geraldine Bulosan Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I felt Nathan made the class fun, kept our attention and took time to explain when someone didn’t understand. The class covered all basic emerg. procedures but didn’t overwhelm. 

Amber Layton Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Woaho! Wow! Awesome J This course went over and beyond….I expected more notes, but this was super hands on and educational. The teacher made learning fun!

Sophie Adams Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Nathan was funny and awesome. I like the hands on scenarios rather than bookwork and tests! Thank you Nathan!

Brittany Carriere Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"I really enjoyed the pace of this course, not having to write a written exam was a bonus and I got more out of the 50 questions by using the book to check for information than having to worry about a test! Thank you!"

Louise Takhar Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

First rate instruction!!!!!!

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I would tell family or friends to take ALERT. A great teacher. Everything was made fun.

Shannon van Orden Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Chris was a fantastic teacher. He was patient with us and with all of our questions. I learned so much and was never bored! Thank you Chris and Alert First Aid.

Thea Cunningham Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great pace, thorough, kept energy up and positive. Really well done! Thanks.

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