Basic First Aid & CPR

After applying to the department, members must obtain their Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate, if not already held.  Once members become certified they must continue their training and remain certified in Basic First Aid and CPR.  Basic First Aid and CPR is approximately 8 hours of training and contains the following course modules :

  1. Emergency Scene Management
  2. Shock, Unconsciousness and Fainting
  3. Choking (Adult)
  4. Cardiovascular Emergencies and One-Rescuer CPR (Adult casualty)
  5. Severe Bleeding

Medical First Responder

Due to the nature of calls within our community, most firefighters will advance to the next level of medical training available, the Medical First Responder.  The 5 day course is taught by Paramedics or Red Cross/St John’s Ambulance certified instructors.  The course contains training in the following areas :

The emergency scene

Shock

Special populations

Preventing disease transmission

Soft tissue injuries

Childbirth

Human body systems

Musculoskeletal injuries

Crisis intervention

Assessment

Head and spine injuries

Reaching and moving people

Respiratory emergencies

Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries

Multiple casualty incidents

Airway and ventilation

Sudden illnesses

Communications and transportation

Circulatory emergencies

Poisoning

Oxygen Administraton

Bleeding

Heat- and cold-related emergencies

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)