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A comprehensive 40-hour first aid and CPR skills training for professional first responders.

Victoria First Responder

Victoria First Responder

A comprehensive 40-hour first aid and CPR skills training for professional first responders.

The Victoria Canadian Red Cross First Responder course teaches comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders. This course teaches the patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and are for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.

There are no prerequisites for this course, however previous first aid courses and anatomy knowledge will help with your success, as will reading and studying at home outside of course hours. Participants must successfully demonstrate skills, practical scenarios, attend and participate in 100% of the course, and achieve a minimum of 75% on the written, closed book knowledge evaluation.

This is the Canadian Red Cross First Responder course, and does not include EMA Licensing, which would need to be applied for separately after an online written exam and separate practical evaluation.

Full Course Length 40 hours - $550.00 Register Now
Recertification 20 hours - $395.00

Course Details

Topics Covered

First Responder includes:

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the Call
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway Management and Respiratory Emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Acute and Chronic Illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental Illnesses
  • Pregnancy, Labour, and Delivery
  • Special Populations
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Reaching, Lifting, and Extricating Patients
  • Multiple-Casualty Incidents


Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will 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.


First Aid Course Materials for First Responder in Victoria

The First Responder course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross First Responder Workbook (virtual)

Where to find us:

Visit our Victoria training courses here.

Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

A-920 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

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Who should take this course?

  • Professionals in a fire service
  • rescue team
  • workplace response team
  • sports-medicine professionals
  • lifeguards
  • and ski patrol

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
First Responder course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Greater Victoria | Brentwood Bay | Central Saanich | Colwood | Esquimalt | Highlands | James Bay | Langford | Sidney | Sooke | Oak Bay | North Saanich | Metchosin | View Royal | Saanichton | Salt Spring Island | Gulf Islands

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

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