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 11 Septembet 2019
First Aid Skills Update Course
Feedback from First Aid Attendants tells us it is a challenge to remember absolutely everything one learned when it comes time to renew their two year certificate. With an expiry date now of three years the challenge has understandably increased exponentially. In our submission, a skill as important as providing first aid should be mandatory for the industry. Maple Ridge First Aid School has answered the call and is pleased to offer the First Aid Skills Update Course customized for the Level 2 or 3 First Aid Attendant whose certificate will expire within 18 months. See our First Aid Skills Update page under the menu for details.
Red Cross continues to have bugs in issuing certificates
One can only hope that these hiccups will not develop into something more serious.
Changes to the OFA 2 and OFA 3 courses
OFA 2 and 3 class sizes have been reduced from 18 to 12 and 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.
MOST IMPORTANT: There is required prereading for the OFA 2 and 3 courses. Once you have registered, contact the office at 604-465-5622 and arrange a date to pick up your books well in advance of the course date. If this is not convenient for you ask to be sent an email with the Reference and Training Manual link along with the pages that you need to read before the course starts. Failure to preread could seriously affect your ability to be successful in this course. Remember that even if you are not new to this level of OFA there are new protocols and standards that must be learned in order to successfully complete this course.
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 both equivalent to Occupational First Aid level 1. Little bit more expensive for the Red Cross programmes but then again they are recognized nation-wide and there is a fancier book. OFA 1 includes CPR A with the AED while the two Red Cross courses include CPR C with AED.
Red Cross courses
Red Cross courses for the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020 are posted on our website.
Red Cross Instructor and Red Cross Instructor Recert
When Red Cross decided to drastically reduce the number of agencies that are able to teach these courses we chose not to apply even though we had taught many such courses in the past. 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 the remainder of 2019 are posted as well as all of 2020.
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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