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Advanced Responder Courses

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Advanced First Aid
Full Course and Recertification 

This CSA Advanced First Aid and CPR/AED course buildings on the knowledge and skills learned in the Standard First Aid program. Learners will gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and ongoing care in the workplace.


Medical First Responder
Full Course and Recertification

AHASTI's Medical First Reponder (MFR) includes the CSA approved Canadian Red Cross Advanced First Aid with BLS/AED along with ITLS Basic Provider and one day of MFR protocol review and practice. This course meets Fire Department application requirements. Red Cross AFA upgrade to AHASTI's MFR and Recertification of AHASTI's MFR both now available.

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ITLS Basic/Advanced
Provider and Renewal

International Trauma Life Support Provider - Basic and Advanced courses include knowledge and skills training. Provider is appropriate for all levels of EMS personnel—from Medical First Responders, EMRs, paramedics, trauma nurses, and physicians.

Interested in becoming an ITLS Instructor?? Click for details!

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Red Cross First Responder
Full Course and Recertification

The Canadian Red Cross First Responder Program is for those interested in a little extra First Response knowledge. Learn extra knowledge and skills great for sporting events illnesses and injuries or incase of emergencies until additional help can arrive.

This program is great for Athletic Therapists, Security, and volunteer Fire Departments.  Please note that although this program is approved for some industries in other provincial jurisdictions, it is not approved as a workplace first aid program or responder levels in Alberta. Those looking to apply to Calgary or Edmonton  Fire Department should take the Advanced First Aid, AHASTI's Medical First Responder Program or AHASTI Emergency Medical Responder Program.


Red Cross Bridging Courses

The Canadian Red Cross Bridging Courses allow participants that hold a Canadian Red Cross Responder certificate to upgrade to another Responder level. Available Bridging Courses include:

  • First Responder to Advanced First Aid

  • First Responder to Emergency Medical Responder

  • Advanced First Aid to Emergency Medical Responder

  • Emergency Medical Responder to Advanced First Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer ITLS Provider - Advanced?

  • Yes. Please call our Customer Service for more information.

Are the manuals included in these courses?

  • The AFA course and the AFA portion of the MFR programs come with an e-book version included in the cost of the course. If you would like to purchase a physical copy of the manual it is able to be added to your courses at check out.

  • The ITLS program does require participants to have a copy of the 9th edition physical manual. Participants may purchase a copy of the manual at checkout or source their own.

How do I transfer my AFA certification to an OFA3 to work in BC?

  • Work Safe BC has specific requirements to transfer an AFA certification to an OFA Level 3. For more information on these requirements please visit their site. First Aid Attendant Certification

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