Basic Training

Step in to help a paramedic save a life by following three easy steps:

  1. Call 9‑1‑1 for the paramedics.
  2. Start CPR:
    • Push hard and fast on the person’s chest to the beat of the song “Stayin’ Alive” (100–125 beats per minute).
  3. In a public place, ask for the AED (or public access defibrillator). Follow the instructions, and administer a life-saving shock if necessary.

The City of Toronto Services Safe City Program offers training programs at a variety of locations by certified instructors. We will arrange for an instructor to visit your worksite or specified location for your convenience or you can register online and attend a class at a number of locations across Toronto.

Apply for a First Aid/CPR Course

Register Online

To apply for any course using online registration, you will need to:

  1. Get a Client and/or Family Number
  2. Select a course below and click Register Now
  3. Enter your Client and/or Family Number and PIN

If you have any questions, please contact Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City Program at 416-392-9833 or emscpr@toronto.ca.

This course offers three courses in one:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Level “C” CPR
  • Public Access Defibrillation (AED)

Standard first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must have this training where more than five people work at any given workplace on any one shift. The Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the WSIB as EMS First Aid. Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

This course adds an AED training component to the Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” Program.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation,
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Bone and Joint Injury
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies

Price:

$125.00 + HST = $141.25 per person (includes course materials, paramedic instruction).

Duration:

17 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C200

Standard first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must have this training where more than five people work at any given workplace on any one shift. Learn how to deal with common medical emergencies that can occur in the workplace or at home. The Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the WSIB as EMS First Aid. Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation,
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Bone and Joint Injury
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies

Price:

$109.00 + HST = $123.17 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

16 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C300

Recertification: Standard first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must have this training where more than five people work at any given workplace on any one shift. Learn how to deal with common medical emergencies that can occur in the workplace or at home. The Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the WSIB as EMS First Aid. Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management
  • Heart attack and Stroke
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • AED awareness practice
  • Wounds and Bleeding, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Burns

Price:

$79.00 + HST = $89.27 per person (includes course materials).

Prerequisite:

Participants must possess a Toronto EMS or Toronto Paramedic Services Standard First Aid certificate that has not expired.
Important: Must send in proof of current certification attached with application form.

Duration:

9 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C375

Emergency first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must be trained in emergency first aid if five or fewer people work at a given workplace on any shift. The Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the WSIB as EMS First Aid.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac ArrestAdult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation awareness
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma

Price:

$67.00 + HST = $75.71 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

8 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C400

This course is the advanced level for first aiders

This is an intense five day, course for people considering future careers with any of the three Emergency Services (Paramedic Services, Police, Fire), University Response Teams, employment Emergency Response Teams, and anyone looking to improve his or her First Aid to an advanced level. It is also the minimum requirement for some patient transfer services.

  • Due to pre-course study, candidates must register 2 weeks in advance of the course.
  • This course offers 40 hours (usually over 5 full days) of theory, skill building and practice for the Advanced First Aider.
  • Due to shipment of pre-course materials, cancellation must be received 2 weeks in advance.
  • This course is valid for 3 years.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Patient assessment
  • History taking
  • Vital signs & Auscultation
  • AED familiarization
  • Airway management
  • Oxygen administration
  • Managing trauma & spinal emergencies
  • Multiple skills stations and scenarios
  • Text book and stethoscope included

Price:

$605.00 + HST = $683.65 per person (includes text and stethoscope).

Prerequisite:

Current Standard First Aid Certification & Level “C” CPR.
Important: Must send in proof of current certification attached with application form

Duration:

40 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C100

This course is for people who work within a health care settings or are considering a career in a health care field. This course will cover 2 rescuer CPR, bag valve mask (BVM) use and AED training.

Price:

$65.00 + HST = $73.45 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

8 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C700

This course is for people who work within a healthcare setting or are considering a career in a health related field. This course will cover 2 rescuer CPR, bag-valve mask (BVM) use and AED training. Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation awareness
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Bone and Joint Injury
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies

Price:

$130.00 + HST = $146.90 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

18 hours

To register:

Click here for application instructions.

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C350

Emergency first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must be trained in emergency first aid if five or fewer people work at a given workplace on any shift. The Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program is recognized by the WSIB as EMS First Aid.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation awareness
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma

Price:

$79.00 + HST = $89.27 per person (includes course materials). Price subject to change without notice.

Duration:

9 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C450

Participants will learn to teach First Aid and CPR according to the WSIB and ILCOR guidelines. This 35 hour program includes lectures, skill stations, course planning, barrier devices, adult learning principles, evaluation methods, and administration. Each participant will be required to prepare two (2) 5-minute lectures to be presented during the course.

Price:

$605.00 + HST = $683.65 per person (includes course materials). Price subject to change without notice.

Prerequisite:

Participants must possess a Toronto EMS or Toronto Paramedic Services Standard First Aid certificate and Toronto EMS or Toronto Paramedic Services Health Care Provider (CPR HCP) or a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Healthcare Providers certificate.
Important: Must send in proof of current certification attached with application form.

Duration:

35 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C500

Registration Closed

This cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program addresses adult, child and infant life threatening emergencies. In addition, this course will provide training on how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. Providing a shock from a defibrillator to a cardiac arrest victim can save a life. Get the training and be prepared to save a life with these easy-to-use automated defibrillators!

Price:

$60.00 + HST = $67.80 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

7 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C630

Recertification: This cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program addresses adult, child and infant life threatening emergencies. In addition, this course will provide training on how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. Providing a shock from a defibrillator to a cardiac arrest victim can save a life. Get the training and be prepared to save a life with these easy-to-use automated defibrillators!

Price:

$55.00 + HST = $62.15 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

4 hours

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services First Aid/CPR program at 416-392-9833.

Course code:

C675

Be on Time

Attendance is mandatory as the classes start promptly; permission to enter will not be granted after class starts.

Cancellation and Rescheduling

Cancellation and rescheduling is permitted; you must provide at least three business days notification prior to the start of the course date by notifying our office. (If needed, please leave a voice mail or send an email).

No Refunds

No refunds will be granted for late arrivals or failure to attend your scheduled course. Please note you will be charged the full amount of the course to reschedule for another date.