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Surrey Firefighters CPR & First Aid Program

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that consists of maintaining breathing and circulation when a patient’s heart has stopped. It involves compressing on a patient’s chest to circulate blood; and forcing air into the lungs to provide the body with oxygen.

Who provides the training?

All courses are taught by members of the Surrey Fire Service, who are Red Cross Certified CPR & First Aid Instructors, as well as professional First Responders who perform these life-saving skills regularly.

Courses offered by the Surrey Firefighters CPR and First Aid Program are held at various locations around the city. Classes can also be arranged for groups of 8 or more at private location(s) as required.

You will learn:

  • How to recognize a choking person and what you can do to help.
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • How to tell when the heart and breathing have stopped.
  • How to call for help.
  • How to maintain a patient's breathing and pulse until trained help arrives.

We teach CPR & First Aid in easy-to-follow steps, empowering students to act on, prevent, and manage life’s emergencies. If you have never been trained in CPR & First Aid, now is the time to learn how to save a life. If you have received CPR training, take a refresher course and learn how recent research has made it even easier to learn, retain, and perform CPR.

CPR and First Aid Course Descriptions

CPR A (Adult CPR) – 4 hours

This course is designed for anyone with no previous CPR training. Learn the "signals" of a heart attack and "actions" you should take. Skills taught and practiced include one-rescuer cardiovascular and choking emergencies for people aged 8 and over, personal scene safety and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross Certificate issued (3 year expiry).

CPR C (Adult, Child and Infant CPR) – 6 hours

This course is designed for general public, first responders, workplace teams, and lifeguards. Learn one and two-person CPR and choking skills for adults, children and infants including personal scene safety and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross Certificate issued (3 year expiry).

BLS – Basic Life Support – 6 hours

This course is designed for health care professionals and first responders. Learn one and two-person CPR and choking skills for adults, children, infants, and neonates including personal scene safety, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator), airway management including BVM (Bag-Valve Masks), and Oxygen Therapy.

Red Cross Certificate Issued (1 year expiry).

CPR C  / BLS Re-certification(s) – 4 hours

Recertify your CPR C level and/or BLS level certificate in this skills/testing oriented course. Your most recent CPR C level certification must be within the last 3 years and your most recent BLS level certification must be within the last 1 year. Skills taught and practiced include CPR and choking for all ages, one and two-person CPR along with other qualifying skills, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross Certificate issued CPR-C (3 year expiry).

Red Cross Certificate issued BLS (1 year expiry).

Emergency First Aid & CPR A – 6 hours

(can also be WEFA qualified)

Learn basic first aid techniques and the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular and choking emergencies for people aged 8 and over (CPR A). Training includes injury management, personal scene safety and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross Certificate Issued (3 year expiry).

Emergency First Aid & CPR C – 8 hours

(can also be WEFA qualified)

Learn basic first aid techniques and the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular and choking emergencies for adults, children and infants (CPR C). Training includes injury management, personal scene safety, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Red Cross Certificate issued (3 year expiry).

Did you know that...

  • Most deaths from cardiac arrest occur outside of the hospital within 2 hours after the onset of symptoms.
  • 6 of the heart attack risk factors can be controlled or eliminated.
  • If a bystander at the scene of a cardiac arrest starts CPR, the chances of a successful recovery are more than doubled.

How to Register

To register for Training with the Surrey Firefighters CPR and First Aid Program, check the My Red Cross website under Find a Course and look up courses in your area (some not provided by the Surrey Firefighters CPR and First Aid Program).

For more information on courses provided, or to schedule private classes for groups of 8 or more people, contact our Program Coordinator at surreyfirecpr@outlook.com or call 604-790-5346.

Background

This is a community-based program that teaches life-savings skills for all ages. Since 1981, our program has taught more than 45,000 citizens, some of whom have used their skills to save another person’s life. In less than 4 hours you too can learn lifesaving techniques, accident prevention, as well as heart attack recognition and prevention skills.

Download the Surrey Firefighters CPR and First Aid Program brochure.