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First Responder: January 27-31
First Responder: January 27-31

What Course Do I Need?

Please view the list below to find the course that best suits your needs.


I am interested in taking a first aid and CPR/AED course for general interest.  Which one should I take?

If you have a general interest in first aid we recommend the Standard First Aid course.


I am a childcare worker, early child educator, or daycare worker.  What course should I take?

In British Columbia child care workers should take the Child Care First Aid course.  This course is approved in BC by The Community Care Licensing Branch.


I am a new parent or grandparent, and wonder what first aid course would be best for me?

New parents should take either the Child Care First Aid course, or the Standard First Aid course.  Both courses contain content well suited for providing first aid to young children.


I am a worker in industry.  Worksafe BC (WCB) requires first aid on the job site.  What course should I take?

Most workers in British Columbia workplaces require first aid courses approved by WorkSafe BC.  The Workplace Emergency First Aid course is recognized by WorkSafe BC as an equivalent to the Occupational First Aid level one course (OFA-1).


I am a  nursing student.  What course do I need?


I am a working and practicing nurse.  What level of CPR do I need to maintain?

Working nurses are usually required to recertify their CPR annually.  Some employers require CPR-HCP, while others require CPR-C.  Please check with your employer.


I am taking the Vancouver Community College Resident Care Aide program.  What level of first aid and CPR do I require?

The VCC Resident Care Aide program calls for “basic first aid”.  We recommend resident care aides have Standard First Aid / CPR-C certification.


I am taking training to become a BCRPA Fitness Leader.  What course do I require?

BCRPA Fitness Leaders are required to have either Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid certification, with a minimum of CPR-A.  Where possible we recommend Standard First Aid.


 I am interested in pursuing a career as a police officer, law enforcement officer, or peace officer.  What first aid and CPR training do I require?


 I am interested in a career as a firefighter, or I am a firefighting recruit.  What medical training do I require?

Firefighters require the First Responder course.


I am interested in pursuing a career as a paramedic in BC.  Where do I start?

The starting point to working as a paramedic in British Columbia is the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course.



“For the last 10 years Ian has taught courses for our SAR team in First Aid, Medical First Responder, ITLS, and many other medical topics.

Ian is a gifted teacher who brings his many years of experience as a paramedic into the classroom and who delivers content in a fun and very relatable way. Our members return from his courses with new found knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm, and a deep appreciation of their role in patient care.

On top of that, Ian has been extremely supportive of our team. First Aid is a key skill for all SAR members. We are lucky to have Ian. His training adds great value to our organization and to our community.”

Training Officer
Search and Rescue Team


“I want to commend you and your team of Instructors for the outstanding courses I attended at Priority Care First Aid. As a retired Paramedic returning to the practice of Paramedicine part time, coupled with being a volunteer firefighter and first responder, I attended both the First Responder and Emergency Medical Responder programs put on by Priority Care First Aid and I am completely satisfied with the training and hands on experience that I have received. Ian and his team bring decades of real life experience into the classroom, relating course content to real world emergency situations, which further aids in bridging course content to actual events where one may find themselves assisting the injured or ill. As a Deputy Chief of the local fire department in the Fraser Valley Regional District, I was so impressed with Ian and his group that I have arranged to have the fire department firefighters and first responders attend a First Responder program with Priority Care First Aid.

I highly recommend Ian and his team at Priority Care First Aid.”

Fire Department Deputy Chief
BCEHS Paramedic


“I have been a member of Search and Rescue for over 20 years, and have taken first aid courses since my teens. There is something special about learning and training with Priority Care First Aid.

Ian is effortlessly able to keep you engaged throughout the program with his charisma, stories and experience. Even with the most extreme scenarios we throw at him, his answers are clear, calm, and thoughtful… giving you confidence that you can respond correctly. This wisdom is then bolstered in the practical exercises securing your technical proficiency.

Ian creates a memorable and dynamic learning environment. You leave his skilled training knowing that when you are called upon to help someone you can deliver quality accurate care.”

SAR Team Member


“Ian attended our office in December, 2019.

Ian provided exceptional service to 6 of us who took his First Aid Instructor Course.
Ian’s personality, professionalism, limitless knowledge and teaching skills were at the forefront of a perfect week of learning.

Thank you Ian for your support before, during and after the course.”

RCMP Training Section


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