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First Aid & CPR Courses

Have you ever wanted to be an angel?
A lifesaver?

Learning first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may be just what you need to be that angel. Heart attacks, strokes, or convulsions have a way of sneaking up on us without warning. Each passing minute after collapsing from a Cardiac Arrest can reduce the chance of survival by as much as 10% so knowing what to do is critical. Even if we want to intervene to reduce the effect of a burn, fracture, or allergic reaction, you need to know what to do. Knowing first aid and CPR will place you in a position where you can take responsible, appropriate action in an emergency.

Over 2,500 people suffer cardiac arrests in the City of Toronto each year. In 2013, eleven people were saved when bystanders stepped in to help a paramedic save a life by following three easy steps:
1. Call 911 for the paramedics.
2. Start CPR; push hard and fast on the person's chest to the beat of the song “Stayin' Alive”.
3. In a public place, ask for the AED (or public access defibrillator). Follow the instructions, and administer a life-saving shock if necessary.

Toronto EMS provides a variety of quality First Aid, CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/defibrillation) and Emergency First Responder courses. Plus, our very own Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR Instructor/Vendor program. All Toronto EMS First Aid programs are WSIB approved and follow the new international CPR guidelines.

We offer our training programs at a variety of locations by certified instructors. Toronto EMS will arrange for an instructor to visit your worksite or specified location for your convenience. For more information call Toronto EMS at 416-392-9833 or email us at emscpr@toronto.ca.

Toronto Emergency Medical Services First Aid offers the following training courses:

Emergency First Responder Course (5 days)
For course schedules, click here.

Standard First Aid with Level “C” CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training (2 days)
For course schedules, click here.


Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” Program (2 days)
For course schedules, click here.


Standard First Aid and Health Care Provider (2 days)
For course schedules, click here
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Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” Recertification (1 day)
For course schedules, click here.

Emergency First Aid and Level “A” CPR Program (1 day)
For course schedules, click here.


Toronto EMS First Aid and CPR Instructor Program (5 days)
For course schedules, click here.


Level“A” (Adult) and Public Access Defibrillation (4 hours)
For course schedules, click here.

Level “C” (Adult, Child and Infant) and Public Access Defibrillation (1 day)
For course schedules, click here.

Level “C” (Adult, Child and Infant) CPR Recertification (4 hours)
For course schedules, click here.

Level “C” (Adult, Child and Infant) CPR with AED and Public Access Defibrillation Recertification (4 hours)
For course schedules, click here.

CPR for Health Care Providers (8 hours)
For course schedules, click here.

CPR for Health Care Providers Certificate Renewal (5 hours)
For course schedules, click here.


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Application Process

To apply for any of the courses:

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  1. Download the PDF application form.
  2. Look at the course schedules linked to from this page to find the date and location of the course you wish to attend.
  3. Fill out your application form (on your computer if possible), print it, sign your name where applicable, then do one of the following: send it by mail to:
    Toronto EMS Safecity Program
    1530 Markham Rd., Suite 502
    Toronto, ON M1B 3G4

    or

    fax it to 416-397-0199,

    or

    scan and email it to emscpr@toronto.ca
  4. The Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR Program will send the course applicant a confirmation notice.

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Emergency First Responder Course (5 days)

This intense 5 day course is the advanced level for first aiders.

This course offers 5 full days of theory, skill building and practice for the Advanced First Aider. This course is valid for 2 years.

This is an excellent course for people considering future careers with any of the three Emergency Services (EMS, Police, Fire), University Response Teams, Employment Emergency Response Teams, and anyone looking to improve his or her First Aid to an advanced level.

It is also the minimum requirement for some patient transfer services.

Topics include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Patient assessment
  • History taking
  • Vital signs & Auscultation
  • AED familiarization
  • Airway management
  • Oxygen administration
  • Managing trauma & spinal emergencies
  • Multiple skills stations and scenarios
  • Text book and stethoscope included

Price: $605.00 + HST = $683.65 per person (includes text and stethoscope)

Prerequisite: Current Standard First Aid Certification & Level “C” CPR

Duration: 40 hours

Dates/Locations: Click here.

Contact: Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR Program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 100

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Standard First Aid with Level “C” CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training (2 days)

This exciting new course offers you three valuable courses in one:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Level “C” CPR
  • Public Access Defibrillation (AED)

Standard first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must have this training where more than five people work at any given workplace on any one shift. More and more work places and public buildings including recreation centres, malls, airports and office towers have on-site Automated External Defibrillators for use by public responders in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. Seconds count when a heart stops beating. Providing a shock from a defibrillator is a means of restarting a stopped heart in cardiac arrest cases–get the training and be prepared to save a life with these easy-to-use automated defibrillators! The Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (formerly WCB). Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation,
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Bone and Joint Injury
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies

Price: $137.00 + HST = $154.81 per person (includes course materials, paramedic instruction).

Duration:
17 hours

Dates/Locations: Click here or call: 416-392-9833 for registration.

Contact: Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR Program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 200

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Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” Program (2 days)

Standard first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must have this training where more than five people work at any given workplace on any one shift. Learn how to deal with common medical emergencies that can occur in the workplace or at home. The Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (formerly WCB). Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation awareness
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Bone and Joint Injury
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies

Price: $109.00 + HST = $123.17 per person (includes course materials)

Duration:
16 hours

Dates/Locations:
Click here.

Contact:
Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 300

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Standard First Aid and Health Care Provider (2 days)

Standard first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must have this training where more than five people work at any given workplace on any one shift. This course is for people who work in the health care settings. This course will cover 2 Rescuer CPR/BVM use and AED Training. You will also learn how to deal with common medical emergencies that can occur in the workplace or at home. The Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (formerly WCB). Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation awareness
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Bone and Joint Injury
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies
  • Health Care Provider assessment and treatment skill set

Price: $137.00 + HST = $154.81 per person (includes course materials)

Duration:
18 hours

Dates/Locations:
Click here.

Contact:
Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 350

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Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” Recertification (1 day)

Standard first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must have this training where more than five people work at any given workplace on any one shift. Learn how to deal with common medical emergencies that can occur in the workplace or at home. The Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (formerly WCB). Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene Management
  • Heart attack and Stroke
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • AED awareness practice
  • Wounds and Bleeding, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Burns


Price: $79.00 + HST = $89.27 per person (includes course materials)

Prerequisite:
Standard First Aid Certification with Toronto EMS within 36 months of class. Proof will be required on registration.

Duration: 9 hours

Dates/Locations: Click here.

Contact: Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 375

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Emergency First Aid and Level “A” CPR Program (1 day)

Emergency first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must be trained in emergency first aid if five or fewer people work at a given workplace on any shift. The Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (formerly WCB).

Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation awareness
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma

Price: $67.00 + HST = $75.71 per person (includes course materials)

Duration:
8 hours

Dates/Locations:
Click here.

Contact:
Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 400

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Toronto EMS First Aid and CPR Instructor Program (5 days)

Participants will learn to teach First Aid and CPR according to the WSIB and ILCOR guidelines. This 35 hour program includes lectures, skill stations, course planning, barrier devices, adult learning principles, evaluation methods, and administration. Each participant will be required to prepare two (2) 5-minute lectures to be presented during the course.

Price: $663.00 + HST = $749.19 per person (includes course materials). Price subject to change without notice.

Prerequisite: P
articipants must possess a Toronto EMS Standard First Aid certificate and Toronto EMS Health Care Provider (CPR HCP) or a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Healthcare Providers (C) certificate.

Duration:
35 hours

Dates/Locations:
Click here.

Contact:
Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 500

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Level “A” (Adult) with AED and Public Access Defibrillation (4 hours)

This cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program addresses adult life-threatening emergencies. In addition, this course will provide training on how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator for use by public responders in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest.

Providing a shock from a defibrillator in a cardiac arrest victim can save a life. Get the training and be prepared to save a life with these easy-to-use automated defibrillators!

Price: $61.00 + HST = $68.93 per person (includes course materials)

Duration:
4 hours

Dates/Locations:
Click here.

Contact:
Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 610

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Level “C” (Adult, Child and Infant) with AED and Public Access Defibrillation (1 day)

This cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program addresses adult, child and infant life-threatening emergencies. In addition, this course will provide training on how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator for use by public responders in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest.

Providing a shock from a defibrillator in a cardiac arrest victim can save a life. Get the training and be prepared to save a life with these easy-to-use automated defibrillators!

Price: $78.00 + HST = $88.14 per person (includes course materials)

Duration:
7 hours

Dates/Locations:
Click here.

Contact:
Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 630

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Level “C” (Adult, Child and Infant) CPR Recertification (4 hours)

This cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program addresses adult, child and infant life-threatening emergencies. In addition, this course will provide awareness on how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator for use by public responders in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest.


Price: $49.00+ HST = $55.37 per person (includes course materials)

Duration:
4 hours

Dates/Locations: Click here.

Contact: Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 650

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Level “C” (Adult, Child and Infant) CPR with AED and Public Access Defibrillation Recertification (4 hours)

This cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program addresses adult, child and infant life-threatening emergencies. In addition, this course will provide training on how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator for use by public responders in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. Providing a shock from a defibrillator in a cardiac arrest victim can save a life. Get the training and be prepared to save a life with these easy-to-use automated defibrillators!


Price: $67.00 + HST = $75.71 per person (includes course materials)

Duration:
4 hours

Dates/Locations: Click here.

Contact: Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 675

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CPR for Health Care Providers (8 hours)

This course is for people who work in the health care settings. This course will cover 2 Rescuer CPR/BVM use and AED Training.

Price: $72.00 + HST = $81.36 per person (includes course materials)

Duration:
8 hours

Dates/Locations:
Click here.

Contact:
Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 700

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CPR for Health Care Providers Certificate Renewal (5 hours)

This course is for people who currently have Health Care Provider status and are due for renewal. Students are required to come to the course with a proficiency in their skills. This course will cover the content of the Health Care Provider program with an emphasis on skill review.

Price:$61.00 + HST = $68.93 per person (includes course materials)

Prerequisite:
Health Care provider CPR within one year.

Duration:
5 hours

Dates/Locations:
Click here.

Contact:
Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code: 725

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Application Process

To apply for any of the following courses:

information about pdf files…

get Adobe Reader

To view PDF files, you must have a PDF reader. Download the free Acrobat Reader for Windows or Mac, or Xpdf for the X Windows System.

  1. Download the PDF application form.
  2. Look at the course schedules linked to from this page to find the date and location of the course you wish to attend.
  3. Fill out your application form (on your computer if possible), print it, sign your name where applicable, then do one of the following: send it by mail to:
    Toronto EMS Safecity Program
    1530 Markham Rd., Suite 502
    Toronto, ON M1B 3G4

    or

    fax it to 416-397-0199,

    or

    scan and email it to emscpr@toronto.ca
  4. The Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR Program will send the course applicant a confirmation notice.

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