Emergency Medical Responder
Upgrade Program

Canadian Red Cross Certification 

PROGRAM INTRO

From Evaluation to Interventions: Essential Skills for Firefighters

Upgrade your Emergency First Responder certification with our EMR Skills Upgrade Program. This advanced CPR/AED program includes theory and practical training that allows recruits to practice many real-world scenarios in order to improve their life-saving and patient assessment skills.

PROGRAM DETAILS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Participants will learn and demonstrate all knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and on-going care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility.

Course content may vary depending on jurisdictional requirements and, in addition, follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada. 

Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

IN ORDER TO GET CERTIFIED

  • Successfully demonstrate the required skills
  • Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book knowledge evaluation
  • Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course
  • Must meet additional legislative requirements, if applicable

Note: Instructors/Evaluators may conduct a one-to-one verbal or written evaluation if the student has a demonstrated learning disability completing written evaluations.

For professionals in emergency medical care who may be responsible for initial assessment, intervention, & transport of patients.

SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

Aided by a live demonstration from one of our Red-Cross Certified Instructors, students will learn all the skills necessary to successfully complete the Emergency Medical Responder Upgrade Program.

Recruits will receive hands-on training at our facility that covers:

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Certification

3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion).

Program HOURS

This program is a 40-hour full-time and in-person training. The program hours are from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends.

MATERIALS

Participants will require the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Care for Professional Responders Reference Text.

Discipline

Every participant must report to OFA on time, wearing a clean uniform, and ready to work alongside fellow recruits.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Admission Requirements

Requirements

PROGRAM COST

$600

2023 COHORT DATES

(in person skills session at the campus)

Practical Session DateEnd Date
April 3rd, 2023April 22nd, 2023
April 24th, 2023May 13th, 2023
May 22nd, 2023June 10th, 2023
July 3rd, 2023July 22nd, 2023
July 31st, 2023August 19th, 2023
September 4th, 2023September 23rd, 2023
September 25th, 2023October 14th, 2023
October 16th, 2023November 4th, 2023

Please contact us by phone or email to inquire about availability.

Are you ready to start your journey with us?

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