CPR & AED Training


Learning First Aid & CPR is as essential as learning to walk or to read. First Aid & CPR skills are applicable in your daily life, both at home and at work, and prepare you to act on, control, and manage life’s emergencies. Before a professional responder arrives to help, you can make all the difference in helping someone in need.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR training is basic knowledge delivered in easy-to-follow steps – we teach you simple routines that you can apply to a variety of situations, from small injuries and conditions to more severe injuries. This knowledge can turn you from a helpless bystander into someone who can save a life and has the knowledge and skills to help.

We created our courses with you, our participant, in mind – to make it as easy as possible for you to attend a course and retain the information.

Our courses are based on a combination of teaching techniques that include:

  • DVD support (filmed material)
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Instructional Posters
  • Skills demonstration and practise
  • Scenarios
  • Exercises
  • Class discussions and Q & A

You will practise on a variety of training materials to help you develop your skills, such as mannequins for practising CPR, AED trainers, bandages, splinting materials, barrier devices, first aid kits, epinephrine auto-injector trainers, Metered Dose Inhalers and spacers etc.

Courses are offered with flexible schedule options to adapt to your busy lifestyle. During the course, our well-trained Red Cross First Aid Instructors monitor your progress and provide you with continuous feedback to help increase your skill retention. The take-home materials are colourful and easy to use, with checklists and step-by-step photos, and can be used as quick reference after the course as well.

There are three levels of CPR training, each designed for a specific care provider.

3 year certification is granted after successful completion of a Canadian Red Cross CPR course.

The different levels of CPR training are detailed in the table below:

CPR Course Course Content: Course Length Course Cost

Intended for the general public, this course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for people aged 8 and over.

This course includes:

  • How to respond to emergencies
  • The EMS system
  • The 3 key principles in First Aid – Check, Call, Care
  • Adult CPR – one rescuer
  • Adult choking
  • Barrier device/pocket masks
  • AED where legislation permits
4 hours $55

Intended for rescuers, (i.e. Police, Firefighters, First Responders, Workplace First Aid Teams, and Lifeguards).

This course covers:

  • How to respond to emergencies
  • The EMS system
  • The 3 key principles in First Aid – Check, Call, Care
  • Adult, child, baby CPR – one rescuer
  • Adult, child, baby choking
  • Barrier device/pocket masks
  • AED where legislation permits
  • Rescue breathing may be taught at this level, as required by the client
5 hours $75
CPR for Health Care Professionals (HCP)

This course is intended for healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, paramedics and allied healthcare providers).

This course includes:

  • How to respond to emergencies
  • The EMS system
  • The 3 key principles in First Aid – Check, Call, Care
  • Adult, child, baby CPR – one rescuer
  • Adult, child, baby CPR – two rescuer
  • Adult, child, baby – rescue breathing
  • Adult, child, baby choking
  • Barrier device/pocket masks/BVM
  • AED where legislation permits
  • This level meets all ILCOR guidelines
6 hours $75

CPR levels A and C with AED (Automated External Defibrillator) are offered monthly to the general public. The start and finish times may vary based on which level of training you require so be sure to check with the office when booking.

PLEASE NOTE: Some people suffer ill effects as a result of being exposed to specific items such as nuts while others are adversely affected by some fragrances. The effects of these allergies can range anywhere from bothersome to life threatening or anywhere in between. While you are in our school, please refrain from using any perfumes, colognes or aftershave lotions. Their fragrances may be pleasant in the outdoors but not so much in the confined space of a classroom for someone who has asthma.

HCP level CPR is offered as an option at the end of an Emergency First Aid course or Standard First Aid course, but you must first notify the office at the time you register to confirm that the instructor is available to stay the extra time required. HCP recertification is also available as a group course. Also be aware that Red Cross will manage your certificate and not the school. The nice feature of this is that should you lose your certificate you can print yours out again. The following CPR A and CPR C dates are scheduled for all of 2018:

Course Dates Course Times Delivery Method
August 18 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday
September 15 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday
September 18 and 20 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Evenings
October 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday
November 17 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday
December 8 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday

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Maple Ridge First Aid School Limited

#2 – 20475 Lougheed Highway,
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 9B6
Tel: (604) 465-5622
Fax: (604) 465-4223