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A one-day Vancouver Red Cross first aid course that covers life-threatening emergencies at home or at work.

Vancouver Emergency First-Aid and CPR Level C (In Person)

Vancouver Emergency First-Aid and CPR Level C (In Person)

A one-day Vancouver Red Cross first aid course that covers life-threatening emergencies at home or at work.

The Vancouver Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C course is a hands-on one-day basic first aid course that covers lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. You'll learn how to react and respond to life-threatening emergencies including choking, life-threatening bleeding, heart attacks and strokes. This course is also recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to their Occupational First Aid Level 1 program, and will certify you to be a designated Level 1 First Aid attendant.

At Alert First-Aid, we believe that people learn best if they are taught in a fun, stress-free environment. We set up our courses to include lots of hands-on, scenario-based learning so you'll leave feeling confident and empowered in your new skills.

We're doing our best to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, and masks are mandatory for the duration of all our courses. You can check out the resources section to read our full COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Full Course Length 8 hours - $90.00 Register Now

Course Details


  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Wound Care


How do you give emergency first aid?

If you have no training and someone is seriously injured, please call 911 and follow their directions! But we believe you should take a course to learn how to give effective first aid. In a nutshell, knowing what to look for when assessing a situation and an injured person is important, as well as having a basic set of life saving treatments in your toolbox. Taking an Emergency First Aid course will give you an understanding of the priorities when an emergency happens, and the skills and confidence to be ready to treat a seriously injured person.

Is standard first aid better than emergency first aid?

Standard First Aid is a higher level certification, and will be acceptable for a larger number of employment situations than just Emergency First Aid. Standard First Aid is a 2 day course compared to Emergency First Aid which is only a 1 day course, so yes, Standard First Aid is more comprehensive. Standard First Aid covers all of the content in Emergency First Aid, but there will be additional knowledge topics that aren’t covered in Emergency First Aid including: Head & Neck Injuries, Poisoning, Environmental Emergencies, and a deeper dive into managing small wounds. There will also be more time to practice and become proficient with using First Aid Skills and you will learn a few additional skills including supporting injuries with splints and slings. Both Standard and Emergency First Aid certification are recognized as acceptable equivalents to OFA Level 1, and if any job requires Emergency First Aid then Standard First Aid will be acceptable too.

What is emergency first aid level c?

‘Emergency First Aid’ refers specifically to the level of First Aid Training - Emergency First Aid is a basic first aid course based on an 8 hour course outline. ‘Level C’ refers specifically to the CPR portion of the training which is integrated into the 8 hour course. CPR C prepares you to perform CPR with AED on adults, children, and babies, and is the highest level of CPR for ‘lay rescuers’, so if an employer requires CPR Level A or B, then CPR will surpass that requirement and be fully acceptable to them! Alert First Aid offers Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C on a regular basis - both as a one day in-class format, or a ‘blended’ format where 4 hours is spent completing an online course and only 4 hours is attended in-class.



Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a certificate of completion once you've finished the online module, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the entire course. You will also be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.


There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.


Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual Vancouver

The Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

***NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS*** For COVID safety reasons we running almost all of our Emergency Fist Aid course in a blended (half online, half in person) at this time - click here to switch to the blended course and see our full schedules!

Where to find us:

Visit our Vancouver training courses here.

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Who should take this course?

  • Police
  • Community Care
  • Residential Care
  • Dental Assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Job Seekers
  • Teachers and Teaching Assistants
  • Bus Drivers
  • Flight Crew
  • Coaches
  • Volunteers
  • Respite Care
  • General Interest for All Ages

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Emergency First-Aid and CPR Level C (In Person) course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Vancouver | Burnaby | New Westminster | Port Moody | Port Coquitlam | Coquitlam | Richmond | North Vancouver

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

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