First Aid and CPR Training in Calgary

First Aid and CPR Training in Calgary

First Aid and CPR Training in Calgary

Participants that need first aid and / or CPR certification that meets workplace requirements should enrol in training with Calgary First Aid. This St Mark James training provider has two training centres in Calgary where it offers a variety of first aid, food safety and safety programs. Some courses are offered on-line. The most popular workplace approved course offered is standard first aid. This course includes CPR training (level “A”, “C” or “HCP”) and meets requirements for oil and gas workers, teachers, students, nurses, doctors, dental hygienists, lifeguards, security officers, police and many other workers and students. Make sure you contact this provider to ensure you take the correct course because it offers emergency, childcare, H2S, food safety and WHMIS training as well. Registration can be done via a variety of methods including in-person, via email, telephone or on-line. This provider has the most competitive prices and follows great business practises as it receives amazing customer testimonials. To register for a course use the contact information provided below or click the link to be directed to the website.  Learn the skills and knowledge to save a life by enrolling in first aid and CPR training in Calgary with this St Mark James training provider.

A complete list of classes can be found on the Calgary First Aid website.

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About Calgary First Aid

Contact Information

  • Office Address: 1615 10th Ave SW Calgary, T3C 0J5
  • Email Address:
  • Phone: 587-774-5317
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Calgary First Aid can be found in southwest Calgary. This location offers easy access to public transit, and includes a new light rail transit station (C-Train) in front of the building. Limited free parking is also available within walking distance. For more information or details about this location, refer to the map below.

Offered Classes

Training classes

CPR training courses are offered in three levels: “A”, “C”, and “HCP”. All three levels can include first aid training.  Automated external defibrillator training is included in every training course as AED play a vital component in aiding individuals with serious cardiac emergencies such as cardiac arrest.

The most popular courses in Alberta are standard, emergency and childcare first aid. Emergency first aid is the most basic of the three and is commonly referred to as “basic” first aid. It takes 8 hours to complete and is required for fitness trainers, security guards, community centre employees and some teachers. Check with your employer to see if you need this course. Standard first aid is the most popular of the three and takes 16 hours to complete. It incorporates all of the topics of emergency first aid including respiratory and circulatory emergencies. Here are some of the topics covered in this two-day workplace approved course:

  • History of the workplace approved
  • Legal Implications of providing and not providing first aid
  • 5 rights of medication
  • How to stay safe when providing aid
  • How to manage unconscious and conscious obstructed airway victims (choking)
  • Respiratory emergencies such as anaphylaxis and asthma
  • Sudden Medical Injuries
  • Muscular and skeletal injuries
  • Head, neck and chest injuries
  • Wound management
  • Usage of an AED
  • When and how to provide CPR for victims of all ages (depending on level of CPR partnered with the course)
  • Environmental emergencies

For more information about workplace requirements for first aid click here.

The CPR training course introduces trainees to the concept of Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines by the American Heart Association. These guidelines outline the updated techniques and pathways in providing compressions and defibrillation. BLS pathways for adults, children, and infants are the focus of the training courses, depending on what level you’re enrolled in. The updated guidelines can be seen in the following video.

Private Classes

This St Mark James training provider proudly offers first aid and CPR training to groups of any size. Prices vary based on the size of the group and on charitable status. Contact this provider using to receive a quote or for more information.

Cost of First Aid Training in Calgary

Calgary First Aid offers the lowest rates for all training courses in the area. Rates are inclusive of taxes, certificates, and workplace approved registration fees. Trainees don’t have to be worried about additional expenses because training manuals and equipment used are included in the course price. Check out the breakdown of course prices available with this provider:

  • Standard first aid – 128.99
  • Emergency first aid – 89.99
  • Standard childcare first aid – 118.99

All courses include CPR and AED training.

Make sure you renew your certification prior to expiration. You are ineligible for a refresher course if you arrive with an expired certificate. Be wary of a provider that accepts an expired certificate. They will likely not register you with the workplace approved and leave you liable if anything where to happen in your workplace. Calgary First Aid ensures it follows the highest standards in all of its programs and registers all of its candidates with St Mark James database. Check out the following

For trainees who drop out of a training course, a full refund is given as long as there is a 72-hour notice.

workplace approved Certification

All training courses are overseen by the workplace approved, so trainees who are able to complete a course are awarded a certificate, valid for three years throughout Canada. Refresher courses are also offered by Calgary First Aid at least twice a week for renewal of expired or near-expiry certificates.

Did You Know?

Water-sealed Drainage

Victims of chest injuries may or may not need a chest tube installed to drain air, blood, or fluid from the lung. There are different kinds of water-sealed drainage systems.

  1. One-bottle – has a single receptacle for the drainage and also serves as a water seal
  2. Two-bottle – has two bottles connected by another tube, one bottle serves as a water seal, and the other bottle leading from the chest is the drainage bottle
  3. Three-bottle – one bottle serves as a water seal, one serves as a drainage bottle, and one serves as a suction control bottle (for injuries that require suction pressure to evacuate all the air or fluid)
  • The water seal bottle should not have any bubbles, only the fluid fluctuating up and down the tube
  • If there is a leak, clamp the tube starting from the portion near the bottle, going up until the leak stops
  • If the tube is pulled out of the chest, cover the area with a piece of salinized gauze

To learn more about open chest injuries, flail injuries and circulatory and respiratory emergencies enrol in first aid and CPR training in Calgary today!