You are the Strongest Link – In the chain of survival, early CPR and the use of an automatic external defibrillator can increase the chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest up to 75 per cent.

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You are the Strongest Link

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Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City Program

When someone has a cardiac arrest, over 60% of the time no one acts. The two major barriers to performing CPR and using an AED are lack of sufficient training, and fear of doing something wrong. You cannot hurt someone who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, you can only help.The Chase Mceachern Act and the Good Samaritan Act protect you from liability in the duties of providing CPR and using an AED.

The Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City Program offers training in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) at multiple locations taught by certified instructors. We can arrange for an instructor to visit your location, or you can register online and attend a class at a location near you. Our First Aid programs are WSIB certified and our CPR/AED programs follow ILCOR standards. All our programs teach how to use an AED.

If You Witness a Sudden Cardiac Arrest:

  • Call 9‑1‑1 for the paramedics.
  • Start CPR: Push hard and fast on the person’s chest 100–120 times per minute.
  • Send someone for the AED (automatic external defibrillator). These are located at most entrances of buildings. The Emergency Medical Dispatch can tell you where the closest one is located and is trained to guide you to perform CPR and use the AED
  • When the AED arrives, open up the lid and follow the voice prompts.

How to Take a Course:

Read the course descriptions below and register online or call us at 416 392 9833

Emergency First Aid

This course covers the basics in first aid. It is the minimum requirement by most employers for the workplace.

Standard First Aid

This course covers all the necessary components of first aid and meets the requirements under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) as a first aid provider in the workplace.

Emergency First Responder

This is a comprehensive course that goes beyond standard first aid and is generally a prerequisite for first response team members and pre-employment in emergency services.

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

CPR-A is adult-only CPR.
CPR-C covers adult, child and infant CPR.
CPR-HCP covers adult, child and infant CPR with bag valve mask use added.

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)

This course covers how to use an AED in an emergency. CPR with an AED is proven to increase survival in cardiac arrest up to 75 per cent. All courses include AED training.

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 safecity@toronto.ca.

Emergency First Aid and Level “A” CPR with AED Program (8 hours)

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/AED programs are WSIB certified. CPR/AED follows ILCOR standards.

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

Price:

$68.00 + HST = $76.84 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

8 hours Content

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City program at 416-392-9833.

 


Emergency First Aid and Level “C” CPR with AED Program (8 hours)

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/AED programs are WSIB certified. CPR/AED follows ILCOR standards.

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
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma

Price:

$80.00 + HST = $90.40 per person (includes course materials). Price subject to change without notice.

Duration:

8 hours content

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City program at 416-392-9833.

 


Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” with AED (16 hours)

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 Safe City program is recognized by the WSIB. 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:

$111.00 + HST = $125.43 per person (includes course materials, paramedic instruction).

Duration:

16 hours Content

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City program at 416-392-9833.

 


Standard First Aid with Level “C” CPR and AED Re certification (8 hours)

Re certification: 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/AED programs are WSIB certified. CPR/AED follows ILCOR standards.

Topics Include:

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

Price:

$80.00 + HST = $90.40 per person (includes course materials, paramedic instruction).

Duration:

8 hours content

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City program at 416-392-9833.

 


Standard First Aid and Health Care Provider CPR Program (18 hours)

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 two 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:

$132.00 + HST = $149.16 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

18 hours Content

To register:

Click here for application instructions.

Contact:

Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City program at 416-392-9833.

 


Emergency First Responder Course (40 hours)

This course is currently provided based on enrollment. Please call 416 392 9833

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:

$618.00 + HST = $698.34 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:

Call Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City

program at 416-392-9833.

Level “A” (Adult) CPR with AED (4 hours)

This cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program addresses adult 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:

$59.00 + HST = $66.67 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

4 hours

Contact:

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

Register Now


Level “C” (Adult, Child and Infant) with AED and Public Access Defibrillation (4 hours)

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:

$59.00 + HST = $66.67 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

4 hours

Contact:

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

 


CPR for Health Care Providers – HCP (8 hours)

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:

$66.00 + HST = $74.58 per person (includes course materials).

Duration:

8 hours

Contact:

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

 

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.)

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.

A full refund will be provided for courses cancelled by the student more than three business days prior to the course start date. There are no partial refunds. All requests for refunds must be submitted by email to safecity@toronto.ca.

Compliments, Complaints or Concerns?

Email us at safecity@toronto.ca.