First Responder Training




Course Details

This course introduces students to the basics of pre-hospital care and CPR skills and is intended for professional first responders or those wanting to become first responders.

Course material includes techniques for sustaining life, preventing further injuries, and caring for illnesses and injuries until the next level of medical personnel arrive. Includes CPR level BLS and AED certification.

All of our FR courses are taught by instructors currently working as firefighters and/or paramedics throughout British Columbia, ensuring they are up to date on current practices in the field and able to bring that knowledge to the classroom.

Successful completion of this course is the first step toward licensing with the B.C. Emergency Medical Licensing Board for the First Responder level, and can be used to help gain employment with fire departments and other emergency services throughout British Columbia.


$725.00 plus required textbook
Note: Only 50% deposit required to register


14 hours online plus
5 days (40 hours) in class



Other Important Info

Includes CPR ‘BLS’ & AED certification

Includes in-class Ministry of Health
(EMALB) licensing exams

Textbook Information

The required course textbook is Emergency Medical Responder: A Skills Approach, Fifth Canadian Edition by Limmer, Karen et al.  Students can choose to purchase either an e-book or a hardcopy of the text. This can be done directly through the publisher here, or  students are free to source this themselves. Please note that this must be purchased in advance and the school does not sell this book or keep any copies on site.

SKU: N/A Category:


Do you have a group? Courses can be scheduled for private groups. Maximum class size is 16

1) Payment is due upon registration. Cancellations must be received by ABCB First Aid & Safety Training two full business days prior to the start of the course to receive a refund of the course fee paid. A full refund is dependent on the student returning any textbooks which are received in a usable/saleable condition, otherwise, a deduction will be made for textbooks.
2) For cancellations received less than two business days prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. ABCB may, at its sole discretion, apply the course fee amount paid to a future course.
3) For courses canceled by ABCB for any reason, a full refund of all course fees will be made subject to the student returning the course textbook

Additional information


August 12-16 2024 8am to 4pm