Thompson Rivers University
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First Aid / Health & Safety

First Aid Courses

Occupational First Aid, Level 1 • XOCH 0800

This seven-hour program equips you with the emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR and conscious and unconscious choking. Students must show picture ID. Acceptable photo identification: driver’s license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.

Prerequisite: 16 years +
Date: April 24 & 25, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Wed, Thu
May 17, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Fri
June 1, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sat
June 29, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sat
July 20, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sat
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Fee: $95.00

Transportation Endorsement • XOCH 0780

This endorsement and the Occupational First Aid level 1 certificate are required in a Class “A” hazard job that is more than 20 minutes surface travel from a hospital when the crew size is 2 – 10 workers. Skills taught include spinal immobilization, helicopter transportation and oxygen therapy training. Must have a valid OFA 1 certificate.

Date: June 2, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
June 30, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Fee: $100.00

Occupational First Aid, Level 3 • XOCH 0820

Occupational First Aid Level 3 is a comprehensive, 70 hour (two week) course designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid.

You will learn the basic emergency medical techniques that fall under the responsibility of an Occupational First Aid attendant. This includes CPR, assessment, C-spine management, oxygen therapy, rapid transport criteria and more.

No previous first aid training is required to take this course, however, you must be a minimum of 16 years old and have the physical capacity to perform the techniques taught during the course.

Date: February 25 - March 8
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $760.00

Standard First Aid • XOCH 0840

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Includes injury prevention and AED.

Date & Time: May 25 & 26, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sat, Sun
June 15 & 16, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sat, Sun
August 17 & 1, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sat, Sun
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Fee: $155.00


Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies. Includes training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). This training is suitable for workplaces or general interest and includes the latest CPR guidelines. CPR levels are A or C.

Date: May 16, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Thu
May 25, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Sat
June 15, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Sat
July 27, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Sat
August 17, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Sat
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Fee: $85.00

CPR/AED Basic Rescuer Recertification • XOCH 0790

If you have taken a CPR course within the past three years then you qualify for this recertification course.

Date & Time: June 14, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Fri
July 28, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Sun
August 16, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Fri
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Fee: $55.00

Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR

A basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills focusing on childhood injuries and illnesses. Designed for those in early childhood education as well as for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Date: November 3
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $95.00

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) – 4 days

Wilderness Advance First Aid is a comprehensive medical training course designed for recreationalist, wilderness leader, and professionals who venture into remote and challenging environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period.

Date: March 26 – March 29
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Time: 8 am – 6 pm
Fee: $650

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) – 8 days

Wilderness First Responder is ideal medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and anyone who works or plays in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, and includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Date: March 26 – April 2
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Time: 8 am – 6 pm
Fee: $995

Bridge (WAFA to WFR)/Open Recertification – 4 days

WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. This is also an Open Recertification is for those with a current WFR certification or an equivalent certificate from another provider of a wilderness medical training of 64 hours or longer. Current WMA International Wilderness EMTs may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification. Please inform TRU of this when registering for the course.

Date: March 30 – April 2
Location: CATC, CA 101, 102
Time: 8 am – 6 pm
Fee: $650
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