First Aid Training

Our bodies are susceptible to injuries, illnesses, and trauma. We never know when an injury will happen to us, a co-worker, friend, family member, or someone else.

First Aid training will provide you with the knowledge to help save a life and react confidently during an emergency situation.

The 5 top reasons First Aid training is so important:

    1. Increases safety: The basis of first aid training is prevention. Knowledge of first aid promotes the sense of safety and well-being among people. Education and awareness increases safe procedures and practices that can reduce the number of injuries and accidents.
    2. Helps save lives: If a person who is able to deliver first aid comes across a situation they are capable of taking action and can save a life. By being trained you become more reliable, confident and in control for any situation to come your way.
    3. Helps relieve pain: Some injuries require a simple solution like applying an ice pack and resting. Where a ride to the emergency room is not always necessary, it all depends on how severe the injury is. Someone who is qualified in first aid can immediately start performing their learned skills to reduce pain and discomfort.
    4. Sense of security: The sense of security promotes a healthy confident environment around you and others when an emergency arises, this will decrease the amount of panic around the area.
    5. Prevents the situation from becoming worse: A trained first aid person has the skills and knowledge to keep the situation from becoming bad to worse. They can provide temporary treatment that can keep the condition of the victim from deteriorating, till medical help arrives.

Do you need Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, or Standard First Aid Recertification?

If you are training employees to satisfy WSIB requirements, please visit the WSIB First Aid website and read the Regulation 1101 document. If you are taking a first aid course to fulfill employment requirements, check with your employer to ensure you take the correct course.

First Aid courses offered by Heart Niagara:

1. Emergency First Aid

  • $85 +HST per person
  • Instruction time: 8 hours of in-class training, can be provided over 1 or 2 days
  • Includes: Level A CPR/AED and a total of 9 modules covered.
  • Certification: Meets WSIB standards. First Aid certification is valid for 3 years and CPR certification is valid for 1 year.

2. Blended Standard First Aid (Online & In-Class)

  • $110 +HST per person
  • Instruction time: participants must successfully complete 2 full days of training in order to receive their certificatio
  • DAY 1: 6-8 hours of online training & quizzes (once completed participants will receive a temporary certificate from Perri-Med which is valid for 90 days. You must register for and attend a practical skills in-class training session within 90 days of completing your online course and bring your temporary certificate with you on Day 2)
  • DAY 2: 6 hours of in-class, skills training (with an instructor) & testing – participants must come to day 2 with their
  • Includes: Level C CPR/AED and a total of 18 modules covered
  • Certification: Meets WSIB standards. First Aid certification is valid for 3 years and CPR certification is valid for 1 year.

3. Standard First Aid (In-Class Only)

  • $110 +HST per person
  • Instruction time: participants must successfully complete 2 full days of training to receive their certification
  • DAY 1: 8 hours in-class training
  • DAY 2: 8 hours of in-class training
  • Includes: Level C CPR/AED and a total of 18 modules covered
  • Certification: Meets WSIB standards. First Aid certification is valid for 3 years and CPR certification is valid for 1 year

    4. Standard First Aid Recertification 

    • $85 +HST per person
    • Instruction time: 8 hours of in-class training, can be provided over 1 or 2 days
    • Includes: Level A CPR/AED and a total of 9 modules covered.
    • Certification: Meets WSIB standards. First Aid certification is valid for 3 years and CPR certification is valid for 1 year. Previous course must have been the complete 2 day Standard First Aid course

    Heart Niagara is committed to providing the skills to strengthen each link of the Chain of Survival: Healthy Choices, Early Recognition, Early Access, Early CPR, Early Defibrillation, Early Advanced Care, and Early Rehabilitation.

    For further information or to schedule First Aid training, please call Heart Niagara at 905-358-5552 Ext. 107 or email info@heartniagara.org.