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NPEMA provides a variety of First Aid Training as well as other specialized certifications through the Lifesaving Society (LSS) and Canadian Red Cross (CRC). Below are some of the courses we offer. By clicking on the "Course Sign Up Form" button beside the course you're interested in, you will be able to sign up. If there is currently no course planned, then the button will NOT work. This is intentional, to prevent learners from signing up on a course that is not planned. See something you like? We're happy to create courses just for you! Please contact us!



Certified through Red Cross or Lifesaving Society

Standard First Aid (SFA) with Level C CPR and AED training is the cornerstone program for level 1 MedVents. It is also the same course commonly required for most jobs and community services. The course is 16 hours long and covers a variety of topics ranging from the basic content of Emergency First Aid to more advanced topics such as diabetic emergencies, trauma and much more.


Wilderness First Responder

Certified through: Canadian Red Cross

WFR is the Red Cross' wilderness first responder program which was specially created to enhance preparedness in responding to emergencies in the wilderness where 911 may be delayed or not able to respond. This course is taught outdoors in remote/wilderness camp settings. WFR is an advanced level course which will prepare candidates to create an extrication plan for the injured and introduce skills to critically think through common wilderness emergencies. 

Course Details (Cost/Location/etc). are located on the registration form.



Certified Through: Canadian Red Cross

The First Responder Course is also the MedVent Level 3 program. This course is a 40 hour specialty course which prepares candidates to respond to emergencies in a first responder capacity. Candidates will learn advanced concepts such as vital signs, rapid trauma surveys, Spinal motion restriction techniques, oxygen delivery and much more. This demanding course is both challenging and fun. For more information on this program, please contact us.

Next Course: November 26-27 & December 17-18, 2022

NPEMA MedVent Sean practicing appropriate placement of a BVM at a Dec 2018 BLS course.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Certified Through: Red Cross & Lifesaving Society 

Designed to build participant confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and provide the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, perform Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, and perform rapid defibrillation. Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy can also be added as additional certifications to this course.

Note** Can be certified through Lifesaving Society if this is your preference. It will be processed as a combination of 3 courses: Healthcare Provider CPR, Oxygen Administration and Airway Management.

Next Course: Coupled with FR / EMR

NPEMA & other MedVents attending a mock anaphalaxis patient resuscitation at the CJ2017 Health Centre.


Certified Through Canadian Red Cross

The EMR program is an 80 hour course, with the first 40 hours being the First Responder program, the EMR program takes learners well beyond the basics of Standard First Aid. EMR's will learn advanced techniques such as insertion of Nasal-Pharyngeal airways, to symptom relief (medication administration) and transportation of patients. The EMR program is recognized by various Paramedic organizations as a core competency for the Paramedic program and in the Prairies west to BC EMR's are able to work with ambulance services. Please contact us to learn more about this program!

Next Course: Schedule Pending

Lifeguard competition spinal management

Bronze Medallion, Cross & National Lifeguard Programs

Here at NPEMA we recognize that not all emergencies occur on land. We also, know that many youth/teens are interested in becoming Lifeguard and obtaining summer jobs. We're happy to provide Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and the National Lifeguard program to candidates. These courses cover the basic steps of water rescue up to the national lifeguard competency for working in an Ontario Pool. For specific details on the courses and content, please visit and review their program. 


To create a course, please contact us and we can work with your group/organization to facilitate a course.

Next Bronze Medallion Course: Schedule Pending

Next National Lifeguard Course: TBD

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