Maple Ridge First Aid School
We have been providing first aid training in the Lower Mainland as an incorporated company since 1985. Since those early days we have shared our knowledge with many thousands of students from other parts of the province as well as other areas of Canada and even other countries including Africa, El Salvador and the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. Day, evening, and private group courses are available with a wide range of starting dates and times to suit almost everyone.
The goal of our team of devoted instructors is to ensure that our students receive a high level of training, able to use their skills in a responsible manner in times of need.
What’s new at MRFAS?
Last modified on 24 September 2018
Surprising changes to the OFA 2 and OFA 3 courses
July 1st, 2018 marked the day when a great many changes took effect in the OFA programme. They are too numerous to itemize here in the limited space available but the ones that immediately stand out are that OFA 2 and 3 class sizes have been reduced from 18 to 12 and that the instructors will be conducting the exams. The exams, now called “knowledge evaluations “, take place within the timeframe allotted for the course which means that a separate day will not be necessary.
Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid same as OFA 1
As of September 1, 2018 Red Cross Emergency First Aid (EFA) and Standard First Aid (SFA) are equivalent to Occupational First Aid level 1. Little bit more expensive for the Red Cross programmes but then again they are recognized nation-wide. OFA 1 includes CPR A with the AED while the two Red Cross courses include CPR C with AED.
How much homework can I expect in the level 2 and 3 courses?
You need to imagine a realistic amount of time you can devote to your studies; you cannot just do it instead of sleeping. Plan on 2 hours per evening.
Red Cross courses
Red Cross courses for 2018 are posted on our website. 2019 dates are known as well, but not published.
Red Cross Instructor and Red Cross Instructor Recert
Red Cross has decided to drastically reduce the number of agencies that are able to teach these courses. Interested schools were asked to apply. We chose not to apply. You will need to contact Redcross.ca to find out who is holding your course of interest in your area. Time will tell whether Red Cross made the right decision. Us too for that matter. If you must travel further now in order to take your FAI or FAIR and it is a hardship for you, you might let Red Cross know and then once we hear from Red Cross we will re-evaluate our position.
Occupational First Aid courses
All OFA courses for 2018 are posted on our website. 2019 dates are known as well, but they have not been posted quite yet. If you want an OFA course for 2019, just email or call the office for the dates.
Coming from the Langley area?
You can use the Golden Ears Bridge. Go to the About Us and Where Are We pages for specific directions.
Maple Ridge First Aid School Limited
#2 – 20475 Lougheed Highway,
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 9B6
Tel: (604) 465-5622
Fax: (604) 465-4223
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